|The "Han Solo" Gunslinger (thanks to the lovely Anise for the gorgeous hips)|
This hip harness is really cool- it looks awesome, is fast to tie and has NO KNOTS! Pretty awesome huh? There are a few downsides- if it isn't tied fairly tightly it can and will move. If it is used in a suspension there is a specific method of tying into it that should be done (which will be featured in a future posting) and it should have an additional leg wrap on the opposite leg for support during suspensions. It is always best to know the limitations of a tie as well as the benefits (I might even argue that is it more important to know the limitations, but that is my opinion).
A 30 foot rope was used to make this harness on my bottom. Some may require less rope, some may require more rope. If you do need more then refer to our earlier post about joining rope.
A thank you goes out to Lord Percival (aka Percy) for showing me this hip harness!
So here it goes!
|Wrap the rope around the hips and bring it through the bight (mid point loop) of the rope. Place the bight where you want the hip harness to end up. I chose to go for the mid point of the thigh. That is probably the best placement for this harness.|
|When the rope comes back down to the meeting point you weave again- doing the opposite of the last pass. In this case it is over, under over. Then the rope turns and goes under then over.|
|The rope then weaves over, under over.|
(please ignore the weird grey arrow that I didn't notice was there when I was editing- these are not the droids that you are seeking...)
|You see the pattern yet? Here the weave goes under, over, under, turns then over, under and I am left with a couple of inches of extra rope.|
|Take those extra inches of rope and tuck them up underneath the lovely weaving pattern you just made!|