More Shibari You Can Use

Two beautiful full-color instructional books on sensual restraint and interpersonal connection.
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Lee Harrington
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Anchorage, Alaska
United States
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Thank you everyone - We reached our intermediate goal, and have extended the fundraiser. Help us raise the $40k printing goal!

...and yes, you get your print books whether we reach the print-run goal or not, and the ebooks are not being delayed by this ;)


Hi!

My name is Lee Harrington, and I travel around the globe teaching people to communicate in relationships, examine their personal desires… and how to tie each other up :)  I’ve been doing this work for 15 years, and my passion for it is as strong as ever because I am regularly blown away by the amazing people I meet who are so excited to add depth and spiciness to their lives. Folks like you. I have a pair of books that are ready to be born, but I need your help to make it happen.

Back in 2006 I wrote a book called Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé and people loved it, but it’s time for it to have a 2nd edition. This time it will be in full color, with new images, updated copy, and renewed clarity in the easy step-by-step instructions.

But why stop there? The sequel is ready to roll too! More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage and Intimate Connection picks up with new ties, new material, and delicious ways to delight in intimate restraint.


The idea:

All over the world, people are starting to explore rope bondage as a way to create beautiful art, or to add a little spice to their private lives. I wanted to make it really easy for other people to do it – making it not just usable by the average person, but safer too.

There are other books out there on the market, but a few things set this project apart from the rest. One is the “why” of bondage, rather than just the “what.” Not only can you learn a wide variety of ties in these books (from hogties to facial bondage, intricate chest harnesses to basic wrist cuffs) but these books also help you figure out your intention, how to connect, and how to enjoy each other more fully using exercises beyond the ties themselves. The Shibari You Can Use books also includes an array of attractive and approachable models of variety of sizes, genders and ethnicities, rather than a homogenized vision of what someone in bondage “should” look like. Why? Because bondage can be for everyone! And, we use both sensual expression and humor alike to help you keep learning with your shoulders down and full being engaged.


We need your help birthing this project!

The color photographs have been shot by the artist RiggerJay, who is my kick-ass visual collaborator on this project. The copy has been updated using feedback received over the years, and new material has been crafted for More Shibari You Can Use. Countless hours have been spent with models under lights in beautiful rope, long stretches have been spent in writing retreats, and extended time has been spent in photographic hermitage for the project.

But we need to raise the costs for layout, editing, distribution and printing. You can help bring instructional sensual restraint to your bedroom, play room… and the world at large! 


GOALS FOR THE PROJECT:

EBOOK SUCCESS!!! $8,000: Our basic goal was to get the costs for layout, editing, ebooks setup and perks covered. We reached this funding level, so every backer over $25 will receive discount codes to the rope makers who provided the rope for the books.

HAPPY DANCE!!! $20,000: Okay, so we don't have a actual print goal here... but we're working on an extra prize for everyone at this level :)

$40,000: Print Goal! This will get out printing costs covered for the number of books we want to do in the first print run. When we reach this goal, every backer over $25 will get a secret 20% discount code for purchasing a variety of my books online, and a 10% off code for The Geeky Kink Event New England.

$50,000: Full Print Goal! At this level, we will be able to print our full print run, cover our costs, warehouse and distribute books (all of which need paid for up front). In reaching this goal, every backer over $35 will receive a four postcards featuring art prints from the project.

$80,000: Book 3 Goal! By raising these funds, we will be able to produce “Even More Shibari You Can Use: Bedroom Bondage and Decorative Restraint” a year after the first two books are released. Help us turn the series into a hot threesome, and in doing so, Lee will produce a series of videos of instructional bondage ties on Vimeo, including material not shown in the first two books.

Whether you are moved to support our project for $1, $10k, or by sharing the link with others, every bit truly makes a difference. I’m really excited to bring this dream to life, having worked on its production for over two years. Thank you all so much for everything you can do to bring this to life.

If you have any questions or thoughts to share, please contact us!

Learn more about me and my work by visiting my webpage at http://www.PassionAndSoul.com

Follow me (and get updates of all sorts) on Twitter https://twitter.com/PassionAndSoul or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/passionandsoul

Thank you for all of your support!

Notes about Perks:

  • All print book folks will also get a copy of the ebooks as the print book will come out a bit later.
  • Even if we do not fund the print run costs, perk print books will still be printed in a much smaller run, by the same printing company as we will be using for the full project.
  • Individuals receiving limited edition art prints, original works of art, bundles of rope from the shoots, and library collections may receive their items before the listed dates. 
  • For images of the limited edition art prints for the book... check out http://shibaribook.tumblr.com/
  • Private lessons, in-person classes and vacation experiences will be arranged between you and Lee to take place in 2014-2015.

If you are interested in buying multiple sets of bound books, unbound books, ebooks... or really, anything - place your donation, enter your information, complete the order... then start again with a second one. If you have any challenges with the system, don't hesitate to contact Lee at lee@ passionandsoul.com :) 

Check out the UPDATES page for additional FAQ answers.

...wearing fetish clothes while tying up your pillow is optional...

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$30,921USD
raised by 531 people in 2 months
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This campaign ended on March 11, 2014
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  • $5USD
    Thank you!

    As a supporter, you’ll be receiving updates on the project, and our true gratitude.

    4 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $15USD
    Ebook!

    Cheers! Receive an ebook of one of the books in any format you like (ePub, mobi, pdf), easy and ready for step-by-step bondage fun. By having the book on your digital reader, no one on public transit needs to know the saucy things you are learning about unless you want to tell them yourself.

    15 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $25USD
    Two Ebooks!

    Huzzah! Why have one ebook when you can get both of them, fulfilling your digital desires all at once? More ties, more connection, more play.

    161 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $35USD
    Grab A Book!

    W00t! You get to be the first folks to have one of the printed books in your hand! Choose either one of the Shibari You Can Use books and have it shipped straight to your door. Additional **international charges apply** on all book shipments.

    62 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $60USD
    Both Books Are Yours!

    So Tasty! Get both books hot off the presses. You know you want them :) Enjoy the decadence of having the physical book in your hands, for instruction and titillation alike.

    188 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $100USD
    Signed and Bound Books!

    Delicious! Receive both Shibari books, signed to you by both Lee Harrington and RiggerJay, wrapped in tissue and hand-bound in knotwork by Lee Harrington. This beautiful set is also perfect for gifting to that special someone or close friend.

    74 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $150USD
    Limited Ed. Art & Books!

    Nice! During the shoots for the book, RiggerJay took beautiful art shots of the models in rope. Check out our tumblr page (see above) where you will be able to see which limited edition 11”x14” art print you would like to receive, along with your hand-bundled books.

    16 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $250USD
    Multi Media Treats!

    Yum! Lee Harrington will dedicate an episode of his podcast, Erotic Awakening, to you and a topic of your desire. He will dive into your passions and create something juicy for you to enjoy. If you prefer something on camera, you can choose to have an online video made instead. This comes with your hand-bound signed book bundle – a multi-media treat!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $400USD
    Bibliophile Fantasies!

    Fantastic! With this support level, you are proving yourself to be quite the bibliophile. As you may know, Lee Harrington has been a prolific, and you won’t just receive the newest hand-bundled books – you get all of them! Get “Sacred Kink,” “Age Play,” “Playing Well With Others,” “Rope, Bondage and Power,” and “Spirit of Desire” all signed by Lee, as well as two unpublished short stories by Lee Harrington arriving with your bundle.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $450USD
    True Art Collector!

    Delightful! For the true erotic art collector, receive all 8 of RiggerJay’s beautiful limited edition signed art prints from the series, bundled in original knotwork, as well as the pair of beautifully hand-bound books.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $700USD
    Hedonistic Collector!

    Awesome! Why decide which option you want when you can have it all? Have us send you both bundled books, 8 limited edition art prints, and the complete Lee Harrington signed library collection… what a hedonistic delight!

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $750USD
    Rope Collector!

    Wow! We’ve had folks ask if they can get rope from the shoot, and this is your chance. We have a handful of “sets” (4-6 pieces) from the book production, and you will get a “set,” along with a limited edition art print featuring that set of rope. Choice of color based on availability. Your bundled book set will be tied to match the set of rope you receive!

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Blessed Bindings!

    Blessed Be! Lee Harrington’s fondness for rope goes far beyond the bedroom and into his spiritual life. Taking your personal/emotional intentions, Lee will build a custom-made Spirit-Catcher using a variety of fiber, gemstones and other materials, crafting a unique piece of fiber art to enjoy in your home. Your bound pair of books will include matching gemstones, feathers and other details, along with the Lee’s personal blessings.

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $1,500USD
    Private Studies!

    Let’s get studying! After receiving your bound pair of books, you will get a chance have three hours of private Skype tutoring sessions with Lee Harrington, including follow-up homework and an opportunity for multiple rounds of rope critique and feedback. This in-depth study has an opportunity to help beginners dive in with confidence, and experienced riggers create and hone new ties through creative collaboration.

    0 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $3,500USD
    Custom Lessions In Person!

    Dive on in! Though books are a great way to learn, for many folks, being in person is even better. This is your chance to fly Lee Harrington out to you for one day in 2014-2015 that works for all parties, for a day of hands-on rope bondage lessons customized for you, whether it is for one person or an entire conference. Your name or organization will get a formal thanks in the printed book, and this amazing opportunity will be one that stays with you for a lifetime.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $6,000USD
    Extended Lessons!

    Exploration time! Why have one day when you could have three? Let’s find a date in 2014-2015 when you can fly out Lee for three days of lessons, conversation, and more! Topics can expand beyond rope to anything in Lee’s repertoire of knowledge. Perfect for a kink conference or for students who learn through immersion, and a great chance to truly drink in these topics.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Pervy Vacation!

    This is a truly unique travel experience. Fly yourself to Anchorage, Alaska for 4 days and 3 nights of delicious escape. Housing in a private home (complete with play space and a hot tub, with your own bedroom and bathroom), wilderness wanders (at spaces that it can take years to find), home-cooked meals by Lee (and local culinary adventures), and a private class with Lee Harrington tailored for you are all included. Debauchery opportunities as well. This adventure is perfect for 1-4 people.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
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