Chicago Rope

The Chicago Rope Dojo

The Chicago Rope Dojo is our ongoing biweekly training session for intermediate to advanced students. Rope Dojos include content both for those tying and those being tied and cover the technical, interpersonal, and cultural aspects of Japanese rope.

Introduction to Japanese Rope

This four-class series will give you all of the tools you need to start tying in the Japanese style of rope (aka shibari or kinbaku).


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Traces is a monthly series of live kinbaku figure drawing sessions. We welcome artists working in all media to join us in capturing the expressivity that is a vital part of Japanese rope.

Common Ground

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Common Ground is a studio event focusing on the relational elements of rope and community. It is a collaborative space designed to bring together different experiences, perspectives, and approaches.

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