Inventing Suspension Harnesses

17mar11:0018:00Inventing Suspension HarnessesLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverIn-House Event11:00 - 18:00 FacilitatorCeci Ferox (they/them)Categoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Event Area Sanitized



Event Details

You have solid floor tying and at least beginner suspension skills. You want to understand more about what’s important when building suspendable harnesses.

This workshop will give you tools for inventing and building your own suspendable harnesses that fit the person you are tying and your own personal tying style. You will bet both technical and creative skills.

We will dive deep into understanding the basic frictions used for harnesses (munter hitch variations, X-friction, L-friction, half-moon) and suspension lines (munter hitch, flag friction, half hitch, yuki knot, slip knot). We will also learn about rope tension and placement for suspension of different kinds of bodies.


Event Details

Date & Time:  March 17th, 2024, 11 am – 6 pm

Format: workshop


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level:

· Solid understanding of the fundamentals for floor-based tying (single and double column ties, ladder, half hitch, munter hitch).

· Understanding of own and partner’s limits and capability to make informed, negotiated decisions.

· No physical requirements for participants.

· Exercises are done in pairs, please find a partner in advance. There will not be possibilities for switching during exercises, but there’s content that both can practice at the same time.

What to bring:  3-5 ropes, blanket, safety equipment

Solo or Partnered:  partnered, price is PER PAIR


What we will teach/do

· Frictions for suspendable harnesses
· Frictions for suspension lines
· Tension and rope placement
· Creativity exercises
· Suspension safety


Safety Concept & Regulation

Please consult our safety concept and regulations for this event here.


Accessibility Note

The workshop is held in spoken English. German can also be provided. The space, KARA, is on the ground floor but has three steps to enter the house. A ramp for wheelchairs is available at all times. There is also a parking space available right in front of the door if needed. KARA has an accessible bathroom available. There are no thresholds in the entire house. The garden is only partially accessible at the moment. During the workshop, we will sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair can also be provided. Adaptations for physical needs will be shown and can also be provided upon request. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance please message us at beforehand.


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 acknowledgment to and are respectful of 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 of the fact 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.

If you cannot afford this event, please check the ticket option “solidarity” for reduced ticket prices. If that is still too much or they are out of stock, feel free to send us a message via


What else to know

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Ceci Ferox (they/them)

Ceci Ferox is a Berlin-based sex therapist, kink activist, and rope teacher originally from Finland. Safer spaces and empowerment through quality education are important for them.

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