FIRST, VERY FIRST ITEM, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE – purchase a set of EMT Sheers.
Those scissors that can cut a penny in half. You can find them in any Pharmacy. Keep them close and handy. If you sense discomfort at all, USE THEM and get your model loose. Remember, a cut rope can be replaced. Nerve damage can be forever.
Watch where you put the ropes and how tightly. STAY AWAY FROM THE NECK, UNDER ARMS, INSIDE THE CROTCH. Touch your models finger tips, toes etc. Check skin warmth and color often. KEEP IN CONTACT VERBALLY.
A good rule, if you ask “Is everything OK?” and the answer is “I’ll be alright”, that means there is something wrong that your model is trying to tough out. If your models answer indicates distress, stop and find out where the discomfort is and FIX IT or STOP.
Remember, this can be very dangerous and it should be treated with the proper respect and forthought.
OK, my Rope Safety PSA is done.
Now, on to the fun.
My first rope was from Lowes and it is still my basic choice for all work. I now own several hundred feet of this stuff:
Lehigh 3/8-in x 50-ft White Twisted Nylon Rope
Item #: 349205 | Model #: 071514002842
Twisted nylon is soft enough for virgin skin and very flexible.
Then I’d suggest looking on YouTube for Two Knotty Boys demo of the DragonFly Sleeve
Google “The Dragonfly Sleeve by TKB – YouTube”
Also, check the ‘Stickies’ at the top of the group for more info.