When ropes touch the heart.
The first free webbook on Japanese bondage
On Nawame you can find tutorials from basic to advanced ties and interesting posts about shibari. Here you can discover the fundamental aspects and the original, simple and usefull patterns of La quarta corda style.
La quarta corda was born in 2011 by the idea of someone that had unexpectedly found out the beauty of Japanese bondage.
Today we are La quarta corda, Andrea and Federica, a couple in life and in ropes, moved by a common interest, divided between every days life, passion for shibari and commitments in Italy and abroad.
Our dedication is to make the beauty and the complexity of Japanese bondage known, introducing it as something positive and enjoyable; with ropes we communicate, with ropes we create bonds.
Bondage is a complex world where beauty lies in simplicity.
The gazes of people we meet keep us carrying out what we believe in: the smiling gazes of those who find out the beauty of doing ropes, the emotional ones of those who are able to achieve something for the first time, the satisfied ones of our followers.
Our project is constantly evolving: we created our style and our technique in which the tradition merges with innovation.
In 2017 we created a new project: Nawame, a free resource that gathers our tutorials and vlogs. It’s the diary of our daily commitment, the story of our research, of our experiences and our life.
I had the pleasure to meet Andrea and coldeyses during their workshops in Paris. It was all about communication through the ropes and the relationship between top and bottom.
Andrea is a very good pedagogue. He can explain (in French and in English) both basic concepts and very complex stuffs (techniques or philosophy).
I will come back for sure ready to progress with them.
I attended both the workshop & Shibari demonstration with Andrea and Federica on one of their Dublin dates- it was an incredible learning, fun rope experience. Andrea, a skilled rigger, moved like magic around his partner and the atmosphere was relaxed, hands on and a great way to learn. Everyone picked up some skills to take away with them regardless of the variety of skill levels. With each new item learned, a private recordable version was set up- so everything was very easy to practice once we got home. Throughout the workshop, time was taken to meet with each rope couple individually and both Andrea and Federica were so approachable, helpful and friendly to everyone: really useful as I felt the class was so beneficial to the rope top and bottom equally- a lovely change 🙂
The Rope Demonstration was a fantastic way to end the day as we got to see the beauty of all components coming together- the connection and skill between rigger, rope bottom and the rope itself- so moving. I enjoyed the day and was happy to travel up country to attend- I can’t wait until they revisit Ireland 🙂
Estuvimos en el workshop en Fausto y fue una experiencia genial. Nos resultó muy productivo e interesante y los ejercicios y explicaciones muy útiles. La comunicación era muy fluida y se resolvían las dudas sin problemas. El hip harness de La quarta corda es nuestro favorito: es sencillo y funcional, un gran recurso. Fue un workshop muy bueno, divertido y con muy buen ambiente. Repetiremos seguro.
Ogni lezione, ogni momento passato con voi e le corde è speciale. Prima di incontrarvi ero solo parzialmente cosciente di quello che cercavo; poi, conosciuti voi, parte della mia strada è segnata. Mi avete cambiato la vita dal primo nostro incontro, quasi casuale, e ogni volta che ci vediamo mi date sempre qualcosa in più. Grazie!
Andrea is a beautiful teacher of shibari. His technique is elegant and his respect for the craft runs deeply. I feel inspired, safe and “in good hands” in his class. I am looking forward to more “learning the ropes” with him!