Category Archives: Shibari Tutorials

Boola Boola / yuki knot – a Shibari Tutorial by Wykd_Dave

The “Boola Boola” knot is one of the most useful knots in the world of shibari. The knot is designed to complete a wrap around something and NOT to collapse around that object.  It can be used for single or double column ties, tying harnesses to an overhead support, tying to other objects such as a bamboo pole, etc. There are other variations of knots for these purposes, but, this is one of the simplest. If you do shibari rigging, you should learn this knot so you can tie it with you eyes closed.

This knot is demonstrated in a video tutorial by Wykd_Dave, who with his partner, Clover, are excellent United Kingdom based shibari performers and educators. They share their expertise to shibari enthusiasts throughout the world.

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A Shibari Strappado Tutorial by Tracker

Here is one variation for constructing the strappado, demonstrated by Tracker Dan with Innovative Fiber Arts.    Besides tying the model’s arms behind the back, it provides a chest harness that can be used to protect  the model in case of a fall.  Tracker Dan also demonstrates techniques to help protect the model from nerve damage that might be suffered during this tie.

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Karada with Double Coin Knots — a shibari tutorial by MiShibari

This video tutorial shows how to create a very nice karada body harness including double coin knots.  MiShibari moves slowly so you can easily see his technique.

The karada harness can simply be decorative, or it can be a body harness used to anchor other ties.

This technique should be in your bag of techniques.

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A Two Column Tie – a shibari tutorial by Stefano Laforgia

A two column tie is a basic technique that must be included in the skill set of a shibari rigger.  In this post, Stefano Laforgia demonstrates a simple and effective way to create a two column tie.  This tie can be used for hands, arms, legs, ankles, and for tying limbs to other objects such as bamboo poles/bars, etc.  It is important to not tie it too tightly, and to create a knot that will not tighten down or collapse.  

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Bowline-based single column tie – a shibari tutorial by MaillerPhong

A single column tie is one of the basic ties all shibari riggers must know.  This tie can also be used to attach harnesses (chest, body, hip, etc.) to overhead supports.

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Hip Harness – a shibari tutorial by MrLeto

There are many variations of Hip Harnesses.  Here is one by MrLeto.

I like the way he weaves his rope around his model/bottom.  This spreads out the rope contact over a relatively larger area, making it more comfortable when put under suspension tension.  This harness offers multiple ways to attach support lines for different types of suspensions.

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The Futomomo – a shibari tutorial by MaillerPhong

The Futomomo (“Fat Leg” in Japanese) is one of the most popular ties currently used by shibari riggers.  It can also be used to tie arms.  

This post includes a video where MaillerPhong demonstrates a simple and effective technique for creating this tie.  

MaillerPhong is an excellent and creative rigger.  His work is clean, intricate and beautiful.  Check out his video tutorial after the break.   And follow the links to his websites to see and learn more of his work.

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Single Column Tie – a shibari tutorial by Twisted Monk

capture_21092016_142943Twisted Monk has posted several good video tutorials on his website.  Here is a basic single column tie by Twisted Monk.  This is a simple tie that can be used as part of a more complex tie. Or, it can be used to simply tie your partner to a bed, etc.  There is a video tutorial after the jump.

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Takate Kote – a Shibari Tutorial by DeGiotto

capture_13092016_144016The Takate Kote or Box Tie is one of the most widely used ties in Japanese Shibari positions.  Here is a very good video tutorial by deGiotto, a Houston based rigger, educator, player, shibari materials supplier, and generally nice guy.   He demonstrates this tie with his long time model/bottom, elise.

There is a video tutorial after the jump.

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