Book cover for The Art of Chain: A Guide to Steel Restraint, by Fischer Garrett and Cecilia T. Winters

The first ever how-to book on chain bondage!

You've seen bondage on streaming networks and in the movies. Fifty Shades may have teased you with silk ties and rope, but immobilizing a body with leather cuffs, shackles, and heavy steel chain can help you establish the kind of dominance you've been looking for in kink and BDSM. As a bottom, chain can make you feel utterly helpless to achieve that submissive space you've been seeking. Whether you want to be exposed for sex, or impress others in the dungeon, this how-to manual will teach you the basics of chain bondage techniques.


With over 220 full color images and graphics, The Art of Chain: A Guide to Steel Restraint provides readers with detailed overviews of risks, negotiations of a bondage scene, and the hardware recommended for learning how to perform chain bondage. The Art of Chain breaks down the fundamentals of this bondage technique developed by the authors. It provides tips and best practices for successful and safe play including elements of good consent practices, and shows step-by-step instructions with pictures for chest, hip, leg, and body harnesses and suggestions on how to incorporate these harnesses into different styles of scenes and play.

About the Authors

Fischer Garrett ('Mister' - He/Him) is a bisexual, polyamorous top. His time spent in the lifestyle has led him through a journey of self discovery, from once being totally monogamous to being a relationship anarchist; from wanting nothing to do with bondage to developing a way to practice bondage in a relatively unperformed and under-documented fashion. In the past several years he has volunteered for larger kink events as a member of a consent incident response team, a dungeon/playspace monitor, and recently as a presenter for the topic of this book. He is a huge fan of costumes and masks, and it is not unusual to know that he is around but often in clever and sometimes strange disguises.

Contact: [Fetlife] [Instagram] [Facebook]
Discord: Mister#4215

Cecilia T. Winters ('CTW' - She/Her) is your typical queer Millennial. Born at the start of the internet age, she has always benefited from information at her fingertips. She identifies as bisexual and ethically non-monogamous. She has served as a dungeon and playspace monitor, a demo top for a number of local and national kink events, and now as a presenter as well. She enjoys giving first suspensions to people new to being tied in rope; suspending willing victims for long, sadistic scenes; and suspending herself with rope and chain. Her non-kink interests include reading, making lists, watching early 2000s crime dramas, and learning about ancient human cultures.

Contact: [Fetlife] [Fetlife] [Instagram]
Discord: clarinetphello#4672
Email:
ctw.rope@gmail.com

We received 200 books as a part of the first production run to fulfill Indiegogo Orders!
111 of those books are already spoken for, but you have a chance to get one of a limited number (40) of books available for purchase directly from the authors on Shopify!
Click on over to our Shopify store to pick up a signed copy or purchase an Equity Edition for someone else. We are happy to ship you a book to your location.
An alternative is to just catch us and buy a book from us directly at one of our classes that we're teaching!
This offer is very limited and may not be a continuous source of available books! We are reserving a small number of books for in-person purchases only at those events, which can be either signed or unsigned.
The last day to order one of this limited run in time for Christmas delivery is December 18, 2022.

:: Equity Editions Available ::

Through the Shopify store, we have a limited number of equity editions available.

What are equity editions?

Equity editions are books that can be purchased for the base price + $10.00 to cover the cost of shipping to a location. These books are reserved for anyone that cannot afford a copy, or would not otherwise be able to have their own copy. When you buy an equity edition, you do not receive a shipped product. The equity editions go into a pool reserved for those individuals.

How do I get an equity edition?

Great question! Just contact us and ask! We're relying on the honor system for this pool of books. Please reach out via email at ctw.rope@gmail.com, or to any of the contacts listed above. No questions asked, other than where to ship it and a name or identity to address the book to.

How many equity editions are currently available?

Currently we have two (2) editions reserved as a part of the Indiegogo campaign that was run earlier in the year. We have ten (10) available on the Shopify store link below as a part of the initial 200 we received to fulfill Indiegogo orders.

We will update this website when these numbers change.

Isn't this just a gift/isn't this the same as a gift?

Not exactly! When you buy an equity edition, you're donating a book to anyone. You don't get to choose the recipient.

Is this a charitable donation?

Consult a professional. We are not sure as of this time, so please do not make an assumption.

Am I just giving you free money?

Definitely not! As a part of the 200 we received, we are making sure to be as accommodating as possible, even for those who would not be able to get a book on their own.

Can I give you a partial amount for an equity edition?

We honestly would prefer to just give you a book under the circumstances if you want one. This is a part of the program. You can if you choose to/are able to.

Will there always be equity editions available?

We are not fully certain at this time. If in the future you want to purchase an equity edition for the pool of books, consider buying from IPG first, then Amazon second, and we can probably work out a way for the books to be delivered into the pool of equity editions.

If you want to receive an equity edition, they are currently very limited. Check the number listed below to see if there are any available before asking. If the number is zero (0) unfortunately we don't have any more at this time.


Current Amount of Equity Editions (10-26-2022): 2

Retail links are live!

Upcoming Events and Appearances

November 20, 2022 | CUFF (Charlottesville Underground Fetish Fellowship) - Virtual | "Chain Bondage for Beginners" [RSVP on Fetlife]

January 7, 2023 | The Owl's Nest OWL Academy - Philadelphia, PA | "Chain Bondage for Beginners (Extended Edition)" [RSVP on Fetlife]


Past Appearances

November 11-13, 2022 | KinkyCon - Manchester, NH | "Chain Bondage For Beginners", "Chain Bondage for Sex and Exposure", "Chain Suspension", and "Body Modification Through Pumping"

November 7, 2022 | Dating Kinky Book Club Live | Replays available to DK Plus members

October 27-30, 2022 | DomConNOLA - New Orleans, LA | "Chain Bondage for Beginners" and "Chain Bondage for Sex and Exposure"

August 28, 2022 | The Owls Nest - Virtual Education Day to Benefit Center for Reproductive Rights | "Chain Bondage for Beginners"

July 9, 2022 | EnchantressNiki Events/FOK - Dayton, OH | "Chain Bondage for Beginners" and "Slippery When Wet: Chain Bondage for Sex or for No Sex"

May 28 - June 5, 2022 | Camp Crucible - Havre de Grace, MD | "Chain Bondage for Beginners" and "Arms-Front Chest Harness in Rope and Chain"

May 11, 2022 | Off The Cuffs Podcast | Episode 312 - Ch Ch Chains-ez: a conversation about chain bondage | Listen on Spotify

May 1, 2022 | Sadovarius - Virtual | "Body Modification Through Pumping"

March 30, 2022 | Zoom | "Chain Bondage Virtual Demo"

February 27, 2022 | Zoom | "Zoom Q&A with the Authors"

December 5, 2021 | Sadovarius - Virtual | "Chain Suspension"

November 28, 2021 | Sadovarius - Virtual | "Chain Bondage for Beginners"

October 10, 2021 | The Space - Wichita, KS | "Chain Bondage 101"

August 21, 2021 | NOVA Events - Northern Virginia | "Weigh Me Down" Chain Intensive

2021 | TES Tuesdays - Virtual | "Body Modification Through Pumping"

2020 | TES Tuesdays - Virtual | "Arms-Front Chest Harness in Rope and in Chain"

2020 | Skype | "Chain Bondage 101 and Demo"

2019 | NARIX - Kansas City, MO | "Chain Bondage Demo"

2019 | Dark Odyssey Summer Camp - Havre de Grace, MD | "Chain Bondage 102" and "Chain Bondage 201 - Suspension Demo"

2019 | Dark Odyssey Fusion - Havre de Grace, MD | "Chain Bondage 101"


Private Classes Available!

Contact us for individual class prices available as both virtual and in-person sessions.