KnotHead Royal Blue
KnotHead Silver Graphite
KnotHead Sea Dragon Green
KnotHead Peacock Teal
KnotHead Imperial Purple
KnotHead Golden Lariat
KnotHead Obsidian Black
KnotHead Antique Gold
KnotHead Nylon Pricing / 30' Bundle any color = $24
Pick-up at All Tied Up Event / Taxes Included
What kind of bondage are you going to do?
Japanese Style (Shibari/Kinbaku) - Jute or Hemp rope is recommended
Western Style (Predicament/Escape) - Nylon rope is recommended
Decorative Style (Intricate Weaves) - Jute or Nylon depending on desired effect
What kind of rope and what version, length, color do I need?
These are some things you should consider before making your choice:
Jute Rope - the rope used in the pictures on this site is all jute. Jute is half the weight of hemp so it is lighter to carry and faster/easier to tie. Jute also has a shine to it that makes photos look good, like the background image of this page. Jute rope is what is used by All Tied Up San Diego in all of the introduction classes. One disadvantage of jute is that it is not washable.
Hemp Rope - some people prefer hemp rope. The benefits of hemp is that it is stronger and more durable than jute, and can become softer over time, but it is usually twice as heavy. Hemp can also be washed, but this is not recommended as it has to be dried under tension. Washing also may weaken your rope.
Nylon Rope - The nylon rope that you want to use is BRAIDED, not twisted like jute. Therefore nylon is much more slippery than jute. Because of this nylon does not hold "frictions" like jute and is problematic in structural ties, like those found in shibari. Nylon also does not vibrate like jute. However, nylon is a much stronger material than natural fiber ropes. Due to it being a man-made material it lasts longer than natural fibers, which increases its long term value. Also, nylon is washable and great for use in the water or where messy play is involved!
What thickness of rope do I need? We recommend 6MM (1/4" dia.) rope. The 6mm size is just right for maintaining good area contact on the body without being too thin or being too bulky and not giving the fine finished look.
What length of rope do I need? To do most basic ties, you will need (3) 30' lengths of rope and a shorter piece of 10' or 15'. To start out we recommend that you get (4) 30' ropes and plan on cutting one in half.
What color rope? Well that is a personal choice.
Where do I get rope?
All Tied Up San Diego is a supplier of rope for both jute and nylon. We will have rope for sale at our Rope Practice & Instructional events! Sales are cash only and include tax, so please be prepared.
Jute Ropes are $30 per 30' bundle
Colored Jute (when available) is $34 per 30' bundle
KnotHead Nylon Ropes are $26 per 30' bundle
What about Safety Cutters?
We will be carrying a top of the line set of EMT Shears that I personally will vouch for as being appropriate for the task. Most EMT shears sold in stores and online are NOT appropriate for use with rope.
Our price for the shears will be $12 per pair, tax included.