dying rope?

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dying rope?

V.T.T V.T.T
Dying your own rope for bondage, anyone ever do this? I am super interested in this, if anyone has ever done their own DIY colored rope thang. Thanks!
09/02/2010
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Kayla Kayla
I haven't died my own rope, but if you want to contact me through PM (It'd be tacky to list it here), I know a company that sells DIY Rope-Dying kits complete with dye and the DVD instructions.

EF just has dyed rope. Which is what I prefer because I'm lazy.
09/03/2010
V.T.T V.T.T
LOL, yeah I am pretty lazy too However, my inner crafty animal overrides my lazzzzy animal.
09/03/2010
Kinkology Kinkology
Well the simple way is just to use RIT fabric dye. If the company Mistress Kay is suggesting is a certain Maui-based one, then I fully recommend them, and their rope is actually the rope in my avatar. Though after you see how much work it is to properly condition and dye hemp bondage rope on your own, you may just want to spend on the money on finished rope as I did.
09/03/2010
Darkness Withinus Darkness Withinus
Yeah to condition hemp rope properly is a long process involved lots of steps. I would say the simple way is to use fabric dye as well. I like to use colors to easily label my lengths of rope though I just use colored ends.
09/03/2010
V.T.T V.T.T
Yeah, to be honest I am torn...I really really want to save money on rope. I really want hemp...so how much money is my time worth? I am not sure. I dyed and boiled and washed and removed the nylon core to prep some cotton rope recently. It was incredibly fun and relaxing. But exactly how much time are we talking about here? I think I may have to try both ways, pre made and DIY.
09/28/2010
Ropeguy Ropeguy
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Originally posted by V.T.T
Yeah, to be honest I am torn...I really really want to save money on rope. I really want hemp...so how much money is my time worth? I am not sure. I dyed and boiled and washed and removed the nylon core to prep some cotton rope recently. It was ...
The time spent on conditioning your own rope is time well spent. even though it is a vary laborious process is well worth it and you get to learn about your rope. If you wanted to get pre-conditioned and precoloured rope I would highly recommend Twisted Monk link and incedently he also has instructional videos as well.

Here is a link for how to dye rope from Two Knotty Boys before their Youtube chan got removed link


Hope this helps

Rope Guy
10/03/2010
ScottA ScottA
Make sure you know your material and look for specific chemicals and tips for your material. Sounds like you're using hemp, which is something I'm completely unfamiliar with.
10/03/2010
V.T.T V.T.T
Ropeguy: I am quite familiar with both Monk and the Knotty Boys! I have the first Knotty Boys book and it is so simple to follow that I can tie along with no swearing at all! Two wonderful resources and I'd just die for a set of Twisted Monk's hemp. Oh would I ever...I'd love to see Eden Fantasies carry it, actually. I bet it would be quite well received since it seems to be the best of the best. Hog Tied (kink.com's rope bondage website, hot hot hot) uses his rope even, I mean come on I actually have quite a crush on Monk, he is so talented. I get all funny watching his live performances on...Vimeo, Vimo? I can't recall exactly what it's called but anyway...
Thanks for the tips regardless, much appreciated
Like I said, all I've used so far is cotton, and personally I would like to stick with natural materials so hemp or cotton seem to be the way to go. I don't get nearly the time I'd like to play with rope bondage as I'd like but what I have done so far has me hooked in a big way.
10/04/2010
Tart Tart
Dying my rope can be so fun! I think it's a way I can personally connect with my toy. Turning it from drab, often white or off color rope into brilliantly shaded bondage equipment just makes me feel good. It isn't all that tedious and can be a fun project solo or with a partner.
10/24/2010
Ropeguy Ropeguy
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Originally posted by V.T.T
Ropeguy: I am quite familiar with both Monk and the Knotty Boys! I have the first Knotty Boys book and it is so simple to follow that I can tie along with no swearing at all! Two wonderful resources and I'd just die for a set of Twisted ...
I think I would be a little torn about Monk selling through a distributor as I am a big fan of his work and personally own a good quantity of 6 and 8 mm hemp from him and i would love to get more as his is the most consistent I have come across (both raw or finished) . I have noticed with many specialty items that are hand crafted by a single artisan (or small group) it is hard to make up the extra demand without sacrificing quality. Sad but true.
I still have some synthetic ropes around that I use, but I do really like the feel of natural fibers. If I had the money I would buy some of Monk's spun bamboo rope as it is some of the softest and most gentle around which is useful for some situations.
12/07/2010
HelleCat HelleCat
When dyeing your own rope you REALLY have to know the exact material you are working with. Natural fibers will always take dye better then synthetics. If I were dyeing large amounts of rope, I'd be going to the thrift store to find a large stock pot to use for that purpose only.
12/16/2010
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