23. Half Moon Friction Middle of Rear Stem

 06/06/2018    kinbaku

In week 23 of our Kinbaku52 photo-a-week project, we're looking at the middle "half-moon" friction in the stem of our gote shibari.

Week 23 of 52 : Half Moon Friction Middle of Rear Stem

In week twenty-three of our #kinbaku52 project we take a look at the middle section of our gote shibari rear stem. About a year ago we realised that we were becoming quite inconsistent in this stem structure and decided to really try and sort it out.

This post forms part of a personal photo-a-week project that we're calling #kinbaku52. We hope you find it entertaining, but please note that we are not qualified to give guidance or instruction. Seek in-person training from a professional, or try online courses such as those at ShibariClasses.

There are some useful resources linked in our earlier article: Gote Shibari and Stem Practice. For more comprehensive explanations and tutorials, we recommend the contemporary and old style gote tutorials linked below.

Some free video tutorials that we found useful are linked below.

But, for more in-depth tutorials and advice that extends way beyond the core subject matter, check out the following courses on ShibariClasses.

The image below shows our current approach to this middle friction.

From the top-left, pass under the stem and double-back, passing over the stem and under the horizontal wraps. In the top-right image, come over the stem, gathering up the line from the upper friction. Keep it nicely compressed and pass back underneath the horizontal wraps, as shown in the image bottom-left. Finally, in the image bottom-right, make a simple wrap over the stem and emerge (in this example) with the working end of the rope bottom and left.


We've linked to two of ShibariClasses gote tutorials below, but the example above is best described as a contemporary gote. We also highly recommend checking out their Hishi Pattern Ties course which really helped us to understand frictions much better.

Take a look at Esinem-Rope for a great selection of shibari supplies. The rope we use in most of our photography is 6mm Okinawa jute.

Next week we'll head for the armpit... grab a clothes peg for your nose! ;-)

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