Create Your Own Asymmetric Ties

23jun19:0021:30Create Your Own Asymmetric TiesLGBTQIA+ & FriendsEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:30 FacilitatorPauline MassimoCategoryshibari


(Thursday) 19:00 - 21:30 CET





Event Details

Asymmetry can give the body the peace and comfort needed when playing with ropes. Injured bodies, trans bodies, sensitive bodies, tired bodies, muscular bodies, fat bodies, all bodies can benefit from adjusting and working around certain areas with asymmetric ties.

In this workshop, Pauline aims to share their reasoning for creating and building asymmetric ties, so participants can find their own way to build them instead of following pattern-based instructions. Get ready to build your own asymmetric harness for rope play, and unlock the creative process while maintaining a strong safe technique and construction for any kind of shibari session.


Event Details

Date & Time:  June 23th, 2022, 7 pm – 9.30 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop

Minimum Knowledge Level: suitable for all levels as long you know single and double column tie, nodome, and some frictions (X and half moon/L friction)

What to Bring: pen & paper, rope, and safety equipment if you want to tie along

Solo or Partnered: any constellation works, if you want to tie along you need a partner

Class recording: Yes. This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 14 days after the event.


What we will teach

– Review the basics before messing up things.

Share different techniques to create patterns and aesthetics for people who quickly suffer from creative brain blockage when under pressure

Collect and share ideas and try out some hands-on exercises

– Let’s make it safe!!!

– How to test new harnesses without smashing your face when testing -driving them.

– Little tricks to polish and feedback.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid,

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and respect everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.

What else to know?

Solidarity tickets are reduced-price tickets for people who cannot afford the full price. If the soli price is still to high for you, please message us at



Pauline Massimo

Pauline Massimo (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Brazil based in Barcelona, Spain. With more than 11 years of professional experience in the art field from painting, dance, performance art, photography, and Shibari to event curator, space holder, educator, community building, and art director in those few past years. They have been to a vast number of workshops and have equally experienced as a rope model, rigging, and self-tying. Pauline is educated and interested in the broader range that Shibari can provide as a practice, like classic Japanese style as more contemporary mixed styles, they are mostly interested in the mental and physical challenge that this practicum can offer as much as the challenge of creating experiences that adapt for different tastes and capabilities.

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