Deal available at our online store: www.ShibariStore.com!
Total newbie? Not sure where to start? We’ve got you! Every Thursday we host a beginners Rope Jam where you can learn the basics and make friends for £10 per person (tea, coffee and ropes included). If you’re looking for structured classes, we have a semi-regular full weekend workshop called Discover Shibari, as well as a myriad of classes open to beginners and all levels – they are all listed here.
Mainly interested in getting tied rather than tying? Learn about the ins and outs of rope bottoming/modelling at ‘So You Want To Get Tied?’ classes! Join us on Thursday’s for our beginners Rope Jam where you can pair up with others wanting to learn to tie. You can also book into Discover Shibari as a solo attendee and do the workshop as a rope bottom – there’s plenty of material for rope bottoms in that class (and in most of our classes).
On a deadline to become an expert? We can help too. We have a set of 3 progressive courses that’ll take you from zero to suspensions and transitions. If the schedule doesn’t work out for you, we also provide private one-on-one tuition.
Flying solo? You don’t need a partner to join our Rope Jams and Community Classes. Some workshops have individual tickets on sale too. If you want to find a partner, come to a Rope Jam and get to know your community.
On a budget? Our Community Classes are pay-what-you-can donation based and most of our evening classes cost under £50 (for two). And our Rope Jams cost as little as £8 per person, you can make friends, practice what you know and learn from other attendees.
Don’t meet the pre-requisites for classes? That’s cool! A lot of our workshops in 2018 are open to all levels. Our Community Classes also don’t pre-requisites, neither do our Rope Jams. But if you want to learn the pre-requisites for the advanced classes, you can for as a little as £45.
Just want to watch? That’s possible too! We have a monthly life-drawing evening called Drawn to Rope for the artists out there and regular performance nights for the curious. Our Rope Jams are also a good place to sit back and enjoy the view over a cup of tea (it’s free).
Our Discover Shibari weekends have sold our for 2018 so we are introducing two extra date to carry out ‘mini’ Discover Shibari workshops for those who missed out on our original weekend beginners courses!
Dates: Sunday September 30th & Sunday December 9th.
This a condensed version of the complete course, we will be giving your all the fundamental tools of shibari for you to have fun, play, and progress in your journey. This is still a very complete workshop, the one think we will not be covering in depth is the Takate Kote, but we host semi-regular Takate Kote evening intensive crash courses throughout the year so you can book into one of those if you feel you need even more technique.
To book onto our mini-Discover Shibari workshops, it’s right over here!
Our coloured ropes are now available to purchase online at www.shibaristore.com!
They come in red, pink, purple and black (7.5meters, 6mm thick, jute, source: Ogawa, and we are selling them raw).
Single lengths (£14): https://shibaristore.com/products/coloured-rope-new…
Rope reels (£125): https://shibaristore.com/products/rope-reels
To treat the ropes, we recommend a bit of paste and oil, which is also available here:
For questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ShibariStore is going on a little vacation soon so our limited edition rope kits will disappear July 16th!
‘Play With Me’
2 OR 4 Anatomie Ropes
1 Miumi-U Teaches Shibari Book
1 safety shears
£38 / £65
2 Anatomie Rope
1 Tote bag
1 safety shears
‘Keeping it Simple’
2 Anatomie Ropes
1 tenugui fabric
Thank you all who joined us last Friday for our Summer Shibari Showcase evening featuring 1st time performers! All the shows were incredible, showcasing a variety of dynamics, tying flavours and techniques from all over the UK (from Edinburgh to Brighton!).
Thank you so much for making this yet another memorable and emotional night!
We’re sharing the below images from Togetherness Festival last year where Sophia and I (Anna) taught to a mainstream audience. There were about 160 people in the class, we had to use a microphone to teach as we introduced topics of kink, BDSM, rope and power exchange to people who had never thought about these topics and even to people who were skeptical about the topics. It was incredible, one of my favourite teaching moments, and Sophia was incredible as always.
One of the most striking differences between teaching within the rope or kink community and mainstream events is the awareness about consent. We really had to speak about this a lot more than we would normally have to in rope/kink communities. And even then there was a consent incident in our class which we had to address during the event.
Here’s a little fun fact about our trussing: the trussing is composed of 3 arches connected by 8 additional trusses. The structure’s design was a collaborative effort by us, the trussing company and our friend Conor Scully.
It is a custom structure, made to fit perfectly along the curvature of the space while avoiding touching the walls. It is powder coated in a black mat finish.
The structure is designed to support 6 dynamic aerial circus acts simultaneously.
We hired a structural engineer company to work with the trussing company to finalise the design based on our needs. At its highest point the structure measures around 4.8 meters.
The structure is fully signed off by engineers and insured. (And yes… it cost us a fortune). The structure is technically ‘permanent’ but can be dismounted and transported.
We chatted to numerous circus performers about their industry standards regarding loading requirements. Using circus as a standard means we went well above and beyond in terms of safety for what we use in shibari and this opens the door for circus artists to use the space/hire the space.
It also means we are able to insure the space and the structure in ways we would never be able to with wood.
Additionally our black straps are rated for circus loads meaning they each support 4t (and 1.6t in the larks head configuration).
Ease your way into suspension this June!
Levelling Up is the second course in our foundational course series created by Anna Bones and Fred Hatt of Anatomie Studio. There are 3 courses in total. In Course 2 we cover partial suspensions!
For a complete list of all our workshops, see here.