Shibari Rope Videos

A small collection of our Shibari rope videos can be found below. They are not tutorials, just videos of us tying basic ties and simple patterns that we’ve come up with and experimented with. If you already know some rope, you might find these fun to follow – think of them as inspirational material rather than step-by-step instructions.

We will post more in the months to come so keep checking back. In the meantime, if you are new or not-so-new but want to brush up and build on your skills, join us for our Thursday beginners nights or book onto our courses over here.

This is a short video showing how to find the bight (or middle of the rope), how to join ropes (including early joining) and how to coil your ropes when you’re done! Ideal if you’re new and have joined us on a Thursday session. If you’re looking for a bit of a reminder on these basic tricks, this is for you.

There are many ways to tie a safe and solid Takate Kote (also referred to as Gote or Box Tie). Here Anna Bones ties the first rope of a Takate Kote as tied in our Takate Kote classes and beginners classes. This is a good revision video, if you’ve attended our classes and need a bit of a reminder. Aspects shown: placing the hands, tying the single column tie, placement of the top wrap and tying the X-friction. This isn’t a tutorial, lots of things aren’t being shown and it’s definitely not a tie worthy of suspension. Join our classes and learn it properly!

The two most commonly used Single Column Tie knots are shown in this video: the granny knot and the reef knot. Can you tie them both? Can you spot the differences? Note the direction in which the rope is running and the small hand movements that create even tension on the ropes. Great revision if you’ve attended our Thursday classes and our beginners workshops!

This is a more unconventional way of tying the single column tie. We used it in a music video so the artist could pull on a rope and release herself from the rope. It’s what we call an ‘exploding’ tie. Have fun with this one.


A very simple and slightly unconventional chest harness as it doesn’t start with a single column tie but with a larks head. It can be tied with one rope only or more as you’ll see in the video.

This was initially something Sophia Shibari and Anna Bones tied with fabric for a stage performance called “Fabrications” in Berlin. We then tried it with actual jute ropes and… it worked!

This is the face-up suspension harness by FredHatt and Anna Bones. Here we show it starting from a standard two rope takate kote (tip: make sure the tie the top wrap with a good tension). We fell in love with face-up suspensions in 2014 which was the inspiration for us to come up with this harness around a year later. This video is intended for people who already know how to suspend, and models/bottoms who have a lot of experience. Use at your own risk.

This is the official video guide for the Bones and Rope (by FredHatt and Anna Bones) modular hip harness. We first published our hip harness in summer 2014, but as the original video was grainy we posted this update in 2016. This is not intended as an in-depth tutorial, please don’t attempt this without some form of tuition first.

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