A different way to approach chest harnesses is to start with a diagonal line across the chest. As additional diagonal lines add up and cross each other, a weaving pattern can emerge. This type of structure have a different aesthetic and apply force on the body in a unique way.

Weaving Chest Harness

Weaving is a technique used in textile to create flat surface by alternating going over and under when lines cross perpendicularly. The friction between the ropes in the weaving creates a structural element but it behaves very differently from compacted frictions. Individually the ropes can move, but their combined effect creates something more and more solid as more rope are added just like a piece of fabric.

Practice Time!

Create your own harness, pick a diagonal starting point and make your own weaving pattern.

  • Self evaluation checklist:
  • Each rope of the weaving are at equal distance from each other
  • Ropes are flat against the body, no uncomfortable twists
  • Tension is even across the tie
  • Is the tie symmetric?
  • Pull on the tie in different direction to measure it’s solidity

Exploration ideas:

  • Try different starting point
    • Closer to the neck or more on the shoulder
    • High on the armpit or lower on the chest
  • Try different amount of rope
  • Can you do weaving pattern in different places in the body?

Credit: M: luluXSparkle R/P: Ebi McKnotty

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