So I have had a pause on blogging, even let this account expire – but as you can see it is now renewed! I want to thank a special couple I met at Eurix who told me they read it and how much they enjoy it for encouraging me to come back to the blog. One of the issues is that their is a lot that I just cant write about. I dont write about heartache or breakups, i dont talk lots about the people we are involved in, i dont talk about amazing sex and i dont talk about a lot of the kinky stuff we do. The reason for this is that its not just my private life, its the people we are involved with to – so I worry that at times the pictures I do post and the posts can be a little dull. The plan going forward is that I will include more articles, that we will include more about what we are doing with rope both in our tying and in some of the ties that MasterMHatter is developing and that we will post more about the process of rope making an some of the kinks that we explore. So here is a very light readers digest to get us all back up to speed!
Last October saw me “hanging up my ropes” after an accident left me shaking and unconfident, I tried a few times to tie after then, but I had lost my confiense and didn’t want to put anyone at harm with my shaky-hand rigging. I was extremely lucky that my bunny was was quick to laugh off my error, as I think any other reaction would have certainly killed my love of rope forever. Master has given me plenty of time to grieve my error, but now has told me that I must return to rigging again. Luckily this comes at a time that *mini-sea* annouces that she’s moving to England, we meet her a few years ago when she was travelling around the UK and we spent many a week in her company – she’s an incredible bunny, and I am really looking forward to working together again.
We also hosted a workshop with Barkas and Addie this year, and can honestly say it was life changing, especially for me. Always having struggled as a bunny, to see Addie so forthcoming about her can’s and can’ts- was so refreshing!! A big time rigger with a bunny who’s not bomb proof! Master and I now practise much more Yukimura style into our ropey time together, which has grown and evolved into something so personal and so intense. I’ve finally found my happy place in rope.
After nearly 3 years we have had to say goodbye to our venue, and have as a result put Bournemouth peer rope on hiatus, and in honesty we may not hold another. We started the event hoping to learn from others although it was always more like a running a very cheap workshop, as finding others to share their knowledge was always tough. We will however still be taking bookings for private tution, as well as the occasional class, from our home. Once we have another venue we will still be booking Master classes with international riggers, and we hope to announce in early 2018.
As I’ve written previously we now own our own bricks!! Having our own home means no longer explaining to landlords what we get up too, or why we want to cut a hole in the ceiling! We currently have 5 suspenion points, and once our extension is complete we will have more, and will aim to host small workshops from home.
We also now own a kitten, called MasterTP. Who’s a wonderfully happy bundle of fluff who seems very popular with our visitors, and unsuprisingly loves rope as much as we do.
Early this year I was asked to make a bracelet from our rope as a collar, an old friend had previously made some for us to sell- however had never sold at any of our events and so I had given up on the idea. After making one myself I got hooked on all the ways rope could be worn, and so set about making up a selection for our etsy shop. It didnt take long for them to start selling like hot cakes, and is now one of our biggest sellers. We also introduced bamboo rope, a rope I had myself wanted for a long time- (mostly as I wanted a white rope) making bamboo proved to be a new experience all togehter! Having worked with jute for so long, having the silkness under my fingers felt awesome. We will be introducing more ranges of rope next year, including a Grade A jute, JBO free and made specifically to bondage specifications. We are super excited about it! We are still on the look out for a hemp supplier, and certainly aim to add this to our range as soon as a good source is found.
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