The Third Rope


Third rope variations on the Takate Kote can be as varied as the imagination allows, but before getting creative, it is important to learn the purpose and function of this rope.

In this very complete class, Fred Hatt and Anna Bones will first contextualise the Takate Kote in terms of the history of shibari, and explain the different ‘families’ or ‘styles’ of TK. You will learn step-by-step 3 third-rope patterns and variations within these patterns. Fred Hatt will give plenty of information about aesthetics, placement, anatomy and how to work around ‘obstacles’ such as uneven ends, joints in undesirable places, how to use up rope, etc. Anna Bones will provide plenty of important information for rope bottoms.

Where can I find the full class program? You can find it on the event listings (below).

Who can come to this class? This class has pre-requisites for riggers and rope bottoms/models – please make sure you meet these before booking to avoid disappointment on the day:

• Riggers must know how to comfortably tie a structural two rope Takate Kote taught to you in a class, workshop or private tuition.

• Rope bottoms should be comfortable in a Takate Kote and familiar with the differences between nerve and circulation impingement.

In order to meet the pre-requisites, you can take our Takate Kote class here.

We have ‘Two Together’ and ‘Individual’ tickets available so you can come on your own or with a partner. If you come on your own you will be able to pair up with someone else on an individual ticket during the class and you will be switching throughout the class (tying and being tied).

What should I bring and what do I wear? We have ropes you can use during the class and we have a communal kitchenette, fridge and microwave. Tea and coffee are free but you should bring your food and snacks (we have plates and cutlery you can use). People usually wear comfortable clothing like yoga or dance attire. We advise against loose fitting clothing and also jeans can sometimes feel a bit restrictive to move around in and difficult to tie on.

When does it take place? This is a full day class. It usually takes place on a  Sunday from 1pm to 7pm.

Upcoming dates: February 18 | June 4 | September 3 | November 26

What is the class like? We know it can be intimidating to step into a rope bondage class so the classes we host have been created to make you feel welcome, accepted and comfortable. Anatomie Studio is an inclusive female-friendly, kink-friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly space welcome of people of all colours, genders, orientations and background. Our events are friendly, welcoming and educational. For more information about our philosophy and values, see here, and for resources about getting tied, tying and rope in general, see here.

Who teaches this class? The class is taught by studio owners Fred Hatt and Anna Bones. They have been doing rope together since 2013 and are regularly invited to teach and perform inside and outside the UK.  For more information, visit their personal website here.

How much does this cost? £85 per couple/pair | £55 per person

Where do I book tickets? The ticket link can be found here.

Facebook event listings here.