When Sat Oct 13 7:30pm — 9:30pm
Where Lecture Hall
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What involves tying using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope.
Host John Thummel


  • Cost: $10.00
  • Restrictions:
    • Ages 18+

Cancellations for this event must be made before October 13, 2018 — 7:30pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

In this class we will cover historical and western developments in shibari as well as some basic - intermediate techniques. There will be a model to demonstrate, but feel free to bring a partner for practice.

"Shibari style rigging creates geometric patterns and shapes with rope that contrast beautifully with the human body’s natural curves. The ropes and their texture provide contrast to smooth skin and curves. In Shibari, the model is the canvas, the rope is the paint and brush, and the rigger is the rope artist.

The aesthetic arrangement of ropes and knots on the model’s body in Shibari rigging emphasizes characteristics like sensuality, vulnerability, and also strength. The positioning of knots in appropriate places stimulates pressure points on the body, very similarly to acupuncture techniques and Shiatsu, a form of Japanese massage. Some believe a Shibari experience also stimulates Ki energy flow and transfer."
-The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/jan/21/shibari-pushing-boundaries-in-the-ancient-japanese-practice-of-knot-tying)

$10 fee for cost of rope