Arts + Crafts

Raquel Alves Mixed Media Art

August 20, 2010

I just received the September issue of Sew magazine (UK) because I am featured in it on page 49 (see it here) thanks to the lovely Nikki. Yay! I’ve never been in a sewing magazine outside of Selvedge before, so it’s an exciting new group of readers to be introduced to. While reading the issue I discovered a collage artist who uses photographs, paint and textiles for her mixed media work and I just have to share her creative mixing… Her name is Raquel Alves and she lives in London.

Raquel Alves Mixed Media Art

I’d love to see more of Raquel’s work because I found little of it online, but what I did see looks very nice… I think she has a good thing going here by combining all of her favorite techniques into a single piece – photography, then paper, fabric and finally stitch work. It’s inspiring to see people who experiment with new combination’s and who break their own rule book. It’s one of the things I love to see the most — creative exploration.

(images: raquel alves)


  • Reply maisy August 20, 2010 at 11:59 am

    lovely work! i love how it’s nice and loose.
    the purple/noodles piece is my fave :)

  • Reply Stephanie August 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I am a big fan of mixed media and these are really gorgeous pieces!

  • Reply Purnima@acreativeproject August 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Congrats Holly!!! I like the simplicity and the colors in Raquel’s work!! Schoenes wochenende!! Tschuss!!

  • Reply cecilie August 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Lovely! <3

  • Reply laura trevey August 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    I love her work… thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Raquel.J.Alves August 24, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Thank you very much for your words!

  • Reply Bukola Koiki September 16, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Her work is lovely. it reminds of another textile artist who embroiders wallpaper, Claire Coles:

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