FredHatt and MissBones are academics, researchers, and teachers by training so their approach and love for rope is very much driven by an intellectual curiosity to understand how rope works at its many levels: the technical aspects of how the rope (the material) is actually made, understanding how the creative process works, and the ‘science’ behind the mechanics of the body. Overall, they lean towards a rather technical style of rope, with FredHatt’s trademark subtle geekery complimenting MissBones’ playful bendiness.
They have been tying together since 2013 and regularly teach and perform both inside and outside the UK (Bondage Expo Dallas 2016, Shibaricamp, EURIX, BOUND, The Soap Box, TWISTED). They have also been organizing rope events in London since 2014, first through ‘Pop-up Rope Events’ and more recently (since June 2015) through Anatomie Studio – the UK’s only full-time shibari studio.
As a couple MissBones and FredHatt regularly attend as many rope-workshops and conferences as possible. This enables them to stay in touch with the international community while keeping up with all the latest developments. They have been fortunate enough to learn from many wonderful people including Kazami Ranki, Hajime Kinoko, Akira Naka, Miumi-U, Barkas, Kasumi Hourai, Ren Yagami, Wykd Dave, and Pedro.
Their teaching style has been described as ’empowering’, ‘compassionate’, and ‘precise’.
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