Creating a tie where one side is different than the other can create an interesting feeling of imbalance. As we embrace asymmetry we can step away from more formal patterns get more creative.

Asymmetric Chest Harness

There are several approaches to bringing asymmetry into chest ties. An asymmetric beginning is interesting. For example you can use a structure you like and offset the starting point. You can also start with a symmetric tie and distort it afterward. Let your creativity guide you, and by balancing the forces in the tie, it can also evolve into a very solid structure.

Practice Time!

Modify a harness structure to be asymmetric.

Self evaluation checklist:

  • Frictions are compact and tight with no undesired twist
  • Tension is even across the tie (or not!)
  • Take a step back, look at the tie from different angles
  • Does the tie stay in place when the person tied moves?
  • Pull on the tie in different direction to measure it’s solidity

Exploration ideas:

  • Start in an asymmetric way, on the left side, on the right side, or with a diagonal
  • Start at the center and then add or distort to break the symmetry
  • Use the asymmetry to push and create sensations on the body?
  • How does it put emphasis on it’s beauty?

Credit: Study 1 M: _Era_ R/P: Ebi McKnotty

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