“Shibari,” in Japanese, means simply “to Tie.” In this class A Stitch of Trouble teaches the basics of creating the geometric patterns generally associated with this style of bondage. They want students to come away from this class with a foundation for future ties and an understanding of the risks associated with all rope bondage and how to mitigate them.
The ties taught in this introductory level class are a basic cuff and a few different chest and body harnesses.
Materials: 2-3 pieces of rope, single braid or twisted, natural or synthetic fiber, 25 to 30ft in length
Every person who ties rope has gone through a phase in their rope tying career where they thought “I just wish I could tie my partner without fumbling.”
Yes, even “Big Name”™ Rope tops, who have the books, the porn sites, the workshops, the YouTube channel. They all got to their level of tying with a lot of practice.
In this all-levels bondage class Trouble leads students through a series of drills that help develop tension and speed while tying.
Partners will be asked to trade off tying and being tied.
There isn’t always a suspension top available when a person who enjoys being in rope wants to fly. In this class A Stitch of Trouble teaches basic harnesses for static self suspension, how to manage the risks inherent with this type of bondage, and how to create pulleys and use leverage to safely get oneself off the ground as well as safely back to it.
This is an intermediate level rope bondage class. Students attending this class should be able to tie a non-collapsing single column tie while holding a conversation.