Fiber Art    Leslie Gabriëlse




latest piece:

on display at "XXL" exhibition: Dec. 09 2017 - Jan. 08 2018

Pulchri Studio

The Hague,


Garden II
W 90 " x H 62 "

Fabric - Acrylic paint  Sept. 2017



Last week: the end of Sept 2017, I met a couple who were able to buy this piece at an auction.

I made it in 1965 !

Didn't know it was still on this world.

The condition looks great in spite of it's age.


 The Box 
W 44" x H 70"
commercial fabric



Ocean life 2016
Shown here is the sketch with a grid overlay: to enlarge the image.


  • The base consists of gauze with batting on it.
  • Top gauze layer is the enlarged design using the grid (fig.: 1)
    the image is drawn using pencil and colored marker.
  • While top layer is lifted, fabrics are put in place.

With gauze partly lifted I can work on details to refine

the design, the shell pictured here.
Usually this involves hand-stitching and acrylic paint.
Now think about comparing the size of the original sketch to the actual size of the work. (H 48 " x W 96 ")



Refining the work by adjusting fabric to create the spiky points of the shell.  Oct. 2015


                                                   Januari  2016




                                                  Stenciling dots on the red fish.  Feb. 2016



                                                                  Ocean life.  March  2016


View the creation of Ocean life : https://youtube/BwUaWwu9nEw


Recently published:
Masters-Art Quilts Vol. 2
Lark Crafts ; ISBN 978-1-60059-599-8
Curator : Martha Sielman

included are the following pieces:

On Holiday 1979

Mariette Fetter  1995

You and Me III  2006


Artists II   1982



Together in a Boat  1983


Dance Break   1983


Swimming  1999


Magician II  1982


Woman with two gents   2001
Collection of San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum.

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