Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kneeling Restraint for Vanilla Gallery

I had 3 ideas for designs I wanted to create when the opportunity for the Vanilla Gallery show came about. One was the red suspended f-suit, as shown in my recent posts. My second concept was a puffy 2-layer sleepsack, similar to the puffy hood I made that Karen Hsiao had already shot. (Unfortunately the sleepsack got nixed due to space limitations at the gallery.) And the third idea was for a "kneeling-position" full body restraint - something I hadn't seen actually made anywhere else before.

It's part of a set of ideas I have for what I call posture-suits: restraints that put the wearer in a certain position, usually limit or restrict movement to varying degrees, and have for the most part the quality of total enclosure. 

This isn't just a sleepsack bent at the knees, but more a combination of hood, square armbinder, and a leg pocket that holds both legs together in the same space. I wanted the zipper to run from the toes in the back to the top of the hood. Based on the wrap, and because the arms were to be held behind the back, it became clear that the breasts should have shaped contours to emphasize their form. 


I liked the fact that there could be a single zipper, and that it would allow the hair to be pulled out at the top for a ponytail. I did add 2 additional pulls so there can be access anywhere along the zipper path in case you want to. 


This leather is so soft and smooth, with a tight grain and a buttery, silky feel. 


One of the inspirations for this restraint is the classic Japanese style of sitting, with the thighs on the calves, and often the feet crossed. There is also a standard shibari-bondage harness tie, with the arms folded across the back. It's just such a naturally submissive pose. 


Another thing I thought would be beautiful is the model on her side, emphasizing the contrast between the hips and the waist. I wasn't disappointed. It looks really lovely. 

In the image below, you can see the side of the leg pocket more clearly. There is a little room between the lower leg and the thigh, but no where near enough to straighten out. I could see making a shaped pillow to insert between the calf and thigh to make it even more restrictive. This point of view also nicely shows the close fit along the waist and arm pocket. 


Here she is, a little more balled-up...



...and slightly twisting... That mat I shoot on isn't as soft as the bed, unfortunately for her. 


Sometimes, I don't believe the things I make are real. They are so outside of my everyday experience, that even when they're done and photographed they still seem like dream images. This whole set is like that to me. 


Just my lovely fetish dream-girl...


I guess the one good thing for her is this suit isn't nearly as tight, heavy or torturous as the f-suit...


...but of course, that just means I'm already planning on making another, "just slightly" more severe version for us to keep. I always have to keep pushing the envelope. 

Thanks again to my model for putting up with the wraps and posing so beautifully. Thanks to Karen Hsiao for working with me to make these projects real. And thanks to you all for visiting my blog and your continued encouragement and support...

P.S. - to Meguca Meduka let me know when you want to start working on yours!

17 comments:

  1. It's.....it's so...

    It's so beautiful! And thank you for posting poses from multiple angles! I feel like I want to glomp her. The sack itself looks so supple.


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    1. Thanks Meguca!! It means so much coming from you... I want to glomp her too. The leather is really soft and smooth. It actually made sewing a bit challenging, as it wants to slide around when you sew it. But it feels so good against the skin. I was thinking of doing a version inside-out, so the smooth side is on the inside...

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    1. Oh yeah, the pony tail is actually kind of functional too - her hair doesn't itch her back when I pull it out. Plus, it looks sooooo hot. And it forms a kind of handle too!

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  3. Now, this is perfection! Creativity and craftsmanship made to serve sensuality! The poster presented in the previous post is a work of art itself! As you sad, one can't believe it's for real...

    I find this the perfect position to depict submission. I played with a similar idea in my "Prison" series:

    http://by-rottny.blogspot.ro/2010/09/prison-short-story-series-showing.html

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    1. Thanks Rottny, I appreciate it. It's a super subby pose, and she actually said it was rather comfortable. I should have kept her in there longer, maybe...

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  4. Just when I think it couldn''t get any better, you surpass yourself again, Christopher! Such a beautiful piece of work. I presume you have a waiting list of clients as long as your arm, now?
    Singleglove1971

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    1. Thanks, Single Glove! I have to say, this one came out really beautiful.

      I had to stop taking orders, actually. I'm not fast enough to keep up, and want to wrap up the ones that have been waiting before taking on any new projects.

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  5. Hello Christopher. Your work is impeccable I must say. You mention of adding maybe a wedge pillow between the calf and thigh to make it more restrictive. If you make a new suit for you what would you change now that you have made one?

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliment, I appreciate it. I don't really quote prices until everything is figured out when it comes to custom work. There are too many variables, including the cost of the leather and foam - which fluctuate wildly. One of my leather suppliers' prices have gone up 25% since last year.

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  6. I can echo all of the other comments. Stunning. I am curious as to how long a person can remain inside the suit in such a position without cramping? I suppose it varies from individual to individual. But can you cite some range of times for such bondage?

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  7. Thanks SanderO. For the photo shoot, time spent inside is probably only 20 minutes or so. I don't really know about outside limits, as each model has their own boundaries when it comes to flexibility and stamina. I think it depends on other factors as well (arousal, sensation play) that can keep your mind occupied.
    But it would be fun to find out... Endurance testing volunteers, anyone?

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    1. I'll let you know when there's an opening... =0)

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  9. with pleasure
    I am willing to try all your creations

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  10. I'm impressed with your work! I have a design idea I'd like your opinion on, how can I contact you?

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    1. Thanks Michael, glad you like the work. You can always contact me directly at christopherfetish(at)gmail.com.

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