Do you remember the gremlins?...
One of those rules apply here:
DO NOT GET JUTE ROPE WET! Accidents do happen, so it if does get wet: towel-out as much water as possible, wrap it around a large bucked snugly and allow it to dry completely.
(it will be tight around the bucket when it dries because the rope will shrink)
This is the same drying approach you would use when you are dying your jute rope.
It's important to sanitize your rope from time to time, depending on how many people you are tying and what you are doing with it, obviously.
For this, you will need to string your rope out outside (off the ground) in the sun for a couple hours.
The UV light will kill the bacteria on it.
If you are in the frozen north like I am or don't have a yard to sun your rope, you will need to find yourself a tanning bed.
I know it sounds funny, but 20 minutes in a tanning bed will sanitize your rope.
If you are planning on tying outside or on any muddy or dirty surfaces, bring a 8'x8' tarp with you to lay down before you start tying.
Debris can get into your rope and rot it from the inside.
The tarp also prevents your rope from getting disgusting. Best to keep a tarp like this in your vehicle if you are usually tying outside.
Plan ahead. If you are planning on doing wax play, water play, blood play, or anything else that can get messy and someone else may not want on their skin, Use a synthetic rope!
(Tip for wax play: Chill your rope and the wax should chip off easier)
Synthetic rope is great for messy ties.
You can throw it in the dishwasher (no detergent!), or in the washing machine (Without the agitator in the middle or you will destroy your machine) with hot water (preferable no detergent, or very little if you insist)