We pay an impromptu visit to sky and ben, I’m in need of an ankle to showcase some anklets I’ve made up.
It’s been an intense day of rope treatment, We have several large orders that we manage to get in the post just 30 minutes before closing. I insist on ice cream at sprinkles!
The morning is spent on completing the orders from our shop, we finish just in time for the arrival of Barkas and Addie, we discus his new book and plans whilst they are in bmth.
It’s cloudy and a bit wet, but alas after a morning of treating rope we head to Bournemouth with barkus and Addie. We give them some time to browse the delights of a rainy Bournemouth whilst we are stuck in the post office for a hour posting orders. Obviously as British seaside tradition requires we get them a stick of rock, they concur it’s an acquired taste.
It’s a beautiful sunny day, and we all head out to the new forest to see some pints and a nice little suspension. We take them to our favourite spot
I love trees 🙂
It’s workshop day! Finally. The workshop is on Yukamura’s Ryu (Yukamura’s way of tying). Yukamura was a Grandmaster of the art of shibari, whose style is charactiresed asaibu no nawa (caressing rope). Barkas became a licenced teacher prior to Yukamura’s death.
It’s by far the best workshop we’ve ever attended, I often find these days that workshops are either disappointing having learnt very little or I come away disheartened having been pitted against the teachers bomb proof/indestuctable bunny who thinks they can teach me how to be a better bunny, having probably never struggled with bottoming to such degree. But anyway! I digress. After the workshop most of us bundle back to tphq, and later we are joined by our London friends who are attending the workshop tomorrow. I love these people, i rarely get to go to London so I feel very happy having these awesome people bundled into our living room discussing tips and tricks with Addie and Barkas.
The Suspension workshop!
At this point we are already saturated with information, but amazingly we squeeze in a ton more. First up yoko suri, really interesting how they do their tie offs, then its Double leg suspension, which is now my new staple and favoraite! Never thought I would be able to invert on just my lower legs!
This was followed by… what I can only call “sadistic superman”. Unfortunately by this point my body is screaming “fk no”, lovely savageX and anna noctuel do this beautiful verision..
Whilst I’m untangling ropes
Can you tell I’m tired?