Rope Lab: South Coast Shibari Group!

Rope nerd time!

We’re so excited about this. We’re doing another Rope Lab session in April (Sunday April 26th 1-6pm), this time with the South Coast Shibari gang! We’re really humbled to have been invited by the lovely and bubbly and energetic human that is K. – one of the organisers and all around super-hero of the scene down there.

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So what’s a rope lab and what will we be doing?

As you may know, we are both scientists and academics, hence the concept of a ‘Rope Lab’! As the name indicates, a Rope Lab is not simply about learning patterns but rather about understanding how the ties work. For each one of the ties we will explain the reasoning behind the structures and mechanics of how they work, as well as provide safety considerations and tips on how you can modify the ties to your partner’s body without compromising functionality.

This Rope Lab will be of interest to technically minded people who care about the “why” as well as the “how”. The day should provide you with something to take home and have fun with, while also acting as a solid base for attending many future workshops within the UK and Europe.

Okay! And what will we show exactly?

During this one day lab, we will will teach a series of chest harness variations that can be used as alternatives to the traditional TK. These ties will use the same frictions as found in many TKs so in order to participate you should at least know the basic pattern of a TK2 as well as a functional single column tie (does not tighten or collapse).

We will start by revising a simple TK2, and then we will use the building blocks of this to show you a few more ties:

– First, we will show you how to tie a simple and structurally sound hands-free chest harness,

– Then we will move on to a tie we like to call the ‘butterfly tie’ in which the hands lie folded next to the body,

– And third we will take you through our favourite arm binder which can be as mean or as gentle as you wish according to your partner’s flexibility. This is a two-part arm binder with two different aesthetics, one in which the wrists are free, so this is quite different from what you may be used to.

If there is time and interest, we will also take you through our ‘Bones and Rope’ hip harness. Our video is not a tutorial and doesn’t explain the logic and reasoning behind the tie, so they can cover that during this day, as well as variants that are not explored in the video.

Spaces are limited, so if you’re interested, let us know and we’ll direct you to the person taking the bookings!

Location:

Maltravers Social Club (upstairs)

Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5NA

Price: £60 per couple

MissBones & FredHatt

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One thought on “Rope Lab: South Coast Shibari Group!

  1. This might be interesting and you meet loads of people…

    April 26
    It’s Sunday… I have to let Gen know i can’t do it if you want to go…

    Mxxx

    Sent from my iPhone

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