The process of compressing the bound fabric on the pipe is Photographs for guidance onlyphysically demanding on the hands. We have developed a tool – a ‘Gripper’ - to aid this stage in the process.

The Gripper enables the artist to increase the complexity of construction and number of layers of fabric that can be pleated successfully using Arashi techniques.

They are available in two weights, Standard and Heavy Duty. The Standard grippers are made of high quality plastic, and are robust and durable. The Heavy Duty grippers are made of Anodised Aluminium. All the grippers are adjustable, so that they can be expanded to close around many layers of fabric being wrapped on the pipe.

Grippers are available in two sizes, to fit the two available sizes of pipe, 110mm and 160mm.




 Standard Grippers in two sizes;

110mm & 160mm diameter.    

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Heavy Duty Grippers in two sizes;

110mm & 160mm diameter.