Monday, March 31, 2014

The Crab Tie

Hey everyone! Here's a fun and easy tie for you to add to your rope repertoire. The Crab Tie is simply two double column ties that bind the forearms to the lower legs. It's a sexy tie to use in the bedroom because you can move your bottom around into different positions easily while they're still restrained. You can increase or decrease the amount of restriction with this tie by attaching it to an external hard point or on your bottom's hip or chest harness. In the video I don't explain how to tie a reverse tension double column because I mistakenly thought we had posted this tutorial online previously (oops!). So, we will be putting up a bonus posting this week that will walk you through the steps on how to create this tie. Enjoy!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Green Mountain Cabaret "Heartbreakers" Performance

Green Mountain Cabaret Rope Performance February 2014 from Lady Lux on Vimeo.

Howdy rope enthusiasts,

  Here is our latest stage performance with the Green Mountain Cabaret here in Burlington, VT. The theme for February was "Heartbreakers", so sit back, relax, and enjoy our interpretation of the age old story "boy meets girl, girl wants some rope, girl gets tied up..." - well, you get the idea. ;-)

    ~Tracker and Lux

P.S. Yep, she was indeed reading Chanta Rose's Bondage for Sex Volume 1. Good eye.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Pentagram Finish for the Takate Kote

The Takate Kote is a classic shibari chest harness which is often referred to as a box tie. Sometimes it is nice to "spruce" it up a bit and give it an interesting finish. Here is one such finish that gives it that lovely "dark" touch that so many of us enjoy toying with. This form makes extensive use of the Munter Hitch which was covered in an earlier photo tutorial. It will help a lot to refresh yourself with that before starting this form. 

Here is where we left off wit the TK in the earlier blog post. This is for reference.

Instead of bringing the rope to the stem, pull a bite under the lower band of the TK.

This is hard to follow in pictures so the description is important. Take the bite and turn it over itself so that the rope gets trapped underneath itself. Then bring the working end through the loop and dress. This is a different form of the Munter Hitch that helps keep it in place in situations like this. 

The rope now goes diagonally across the back. It should fall between the shoulder blades. 

Come down over the shoulder. The rope should go to the inside of the upper kannuki (cinch) and to the outside of the lower kannuki. 

pull the rope through the "big hole" under the lower band and make the "twisting" Munter Hitch described earlier.
#Note# rope was added in after the Munter Hitch. 

Continue the rope diagonally across the back. A Munter Hitch is used to stabilize this second rope as it passes over the first diagonal rope. 

Repeat the process from the other side- inside of the upper kannuki, outside the lower. 

The rope goes between the arm and the body and a Munter Hitch holds it in place on the upper arm band. The rope then continues over the shoulder. 

The rope goes diagonally across the chest.

When it reaches the lower band, the rope goes to the inside of the lower kannuki.

Here the rope goes between the arm and the body makes a Munter hitch then continues over the shoulder.

The rope goes diagonally across the chest again then goes the the inside of the lower kannuki.

The rope comes between the arm and the body and forms a "twist" style Munter Hitch close to the stem. It then continues up over the shoulder. 

The rope then goes down between the breasts and crosses over then under the lower arm band. It then crosses over itself as it follows up over the shoulder. 

The rope comes back to the lower arm band in the back and forms a Cow Hitch to complete. If you have extra rope this is where it can be "vined" on the arm bands. 

The completed Pentagram Finish for the TK from the side. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Captured Loop Knot

Hi again rope fans,

  Today we're going to take a closer look at the many practical uses of the Captured Loop Knot. We'll build lightning fast single column ties in both initial and midrope positions. Then we'll take a look at a slick double column tie finish you can use to add a bight onto your Lark's Head Cuff ties. Finally, we'll just riff with rope a bit and see how we might use this new knot in freestyle tying. I know I fell in love with this knot the first time I saw it, and I feel certain that I haven't yet discovered all the awesome things it can be used for. Maybe one of these days I'll run into one of you, and you can show me the awesome new use you've found for it. Until then...

  Have fun and happy tying everyone!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Foot Torture Tie

Hey guys,

Here is a fun tie you can use if you want to make walking a bit more challenging for your bottom. There's a lot of room for creativity in this tie; I've laid out some basic building blocks to get you started. The goal is to end up with a bulky knot in the arch of the foot when you're finished.

Have fun!

ps- if you need to learn how to tie a single column tie check this:  ,