In a similar spirit to the opening diamond technique, you can create a middle stem and catch it from the sides to create a zig zag pattern. This different aesthetic forces us to explore different wrap placements as everything becomes asymmetric.

Serpentine Chest Harness

Practice Time!

Make your own serpentine harness!

Self evaluation checklist:

  • Frictions are compact and tight with no undesired twist
  • Ropes are flat against the body, no uncomfortable twists
  • Tension is even across the tie
  • The placement of the horizontal ropes is at an even distance from each other
  • The pull on the vertical stem is at an even tension so that it is creating a nice lighting bolt shape

Exploration ideas:

  • Variation on the vertical stem: tension, number of ropes, type of attachment
  • Variation in placement and number of the horizontal ropes
    Play with the direction, alternate pulling left and right, or maybe pull on the same direction a few time
  • Magic trick: Try to remove the stem without untying the rest.
  • What other techniques can we use to create a zig zag pattern? Hint: chain sinnet and slip stitch.

Credit: Serpentine idea inspired by Zamil M: NathanielFlumen R/P: Ebi McKnotty

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