Seashell Tie v1

This tie uses a larks head to start, with reverse tensions at the rear, with both Munter and reverse Munter hitches at the front and a half hitch to finish. It is a decorational tie but it allows you to practice reverse tension and Munter hitches. Some of you may have noticed that we have 'chased the rainbow' with the Munter hitches. This is purely for aesthetics when using nylon since it avoids large 'bumps' of rope against the skin. Feel free to use half hitches or other frictions at the rear to lock the elements in place, especially if you intend on wearing this harness for some time. There are multiple variants of this tie and we aim to provide three tutorials for this tie to demonstrate how simple changes can create a 'new' harness. We have purposely left the back 'messy' to allow for a nice flow as you tie. We look forward to seeing your much tidier versions! This tie in its present form is NOT suitable for suspension.

  • Place the bight of the rope at the centre of the back and take the running end under the left and right breast and create a larks head at the rear (pass the running end through the bight).

  • Create a reverse tension by taking the running end back on itself and towards the right armpit.

  • Take the running end under the right armpit, over the right breast and follow the natural curve of the body and take it under the single wrap between and the breasts. Follow the natural curve of the left breast and take the running end above the breast and underneath the left armpit.

  • Create a reverse tension at the rear and take the running end up and over the left shoulder.

  • Take the running end diagonally across the body and under the right armpit. Create a reverse tension at the rear.

  • Take the running end up and over the right shoulder. Create a Munter hitch where the two ropes cross and then take the rope under the left armpit and create a reverse tension at the rear. Check with your model at what position they are comfortable with having the Munter hitch. 

  • At this point I ran out of rope and joined a new length. Take the running end back up and over the left shoulder and create a Munter hitch in the position shown.

  • Take the rope down between the breasts and between the two single wraps as shown. This will effectively 'trap' the rope into position whilst also creating a nice 'fan' effect in the centre of the boobs!

  • Take the running end to the outer edge of the right diagonal and create a reverse Munter hitch. This is achieved by placing a bight under the diagonal line. Then feed the running end through the bight.

  • Take the running end over the right shoulder. I simply took it under one of the other wraps, but you can use frictions if you prefer. 

  • Take the running end over the outer part of the left shoulder and create a Munter hitch on the outer diagonal line.

  • Take the running end to the central area and trap it between the two single wraps again. This time create a reverse Munter hitch on the inner right shoulder, between the central and outermost hitches.

  • Take your running end to the rear and lock it off using a half hitch or something similar. Adjust your Munter hitches at the front so that they are evenly spaced.

Dont worry if your model has smaller breasts and the upper wrap doesn't hold, v3 locks in the diagonal boob lines to prevent slippage!