Our ShibariClasses Students Facebook group has exploded. For the past couple of years, it has only had around 600 members, a disappointingly tiny fraction of our students. However, in the past few weeks it has mushroomed to over 3,000 very active members. It’s like somebody turned on a switch all of a sudden. What caused this is a total mystery but we are very happy to see it.
The purpose of the group
The purpose of the group is to support our students and others learning shibari. It’s a place you can ask questions, gain inspiration and show off your work. There are members tying in very diverse ways from strict Japanese style to fusion to, what I’d term as, erotic macramé.
As it is primarily a teaching environment, expect constructive critique, not just adoring comments, if you post your work. I’m not one to sugar-coat my comments but, if your ego can stand it, you will learn something. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of likes from members to ameliorate my observations.
I was very surprised to hear a student that he had recently attended a workshop where most of the attendees had never heard of connective shibari. For us, that is what shibari is all about. As more than one of my teachers has said: The rope is a tool of communication, an extension of your hands and intent. Consequently, Nina and I will, as always, be preaching the gospel of ‘tying people, not parcels‘. Come and join us: ShibariClasses Students Facebook group