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Raquel Alves Mixed Media Art

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 J.Alves

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)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts on August 20, 2010

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  1. maisy commented
    August 20th, 2010 at 11:59am

    lovely work! i love how it’s nice and loose.
    the purple/noodles piece is my fave :)
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  2. Stephanie commented
    August 20th, 2010 at 12:18pm

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

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  3. Purnima@acreativeproject commented
    August 20th, 2010 at 12:35pm

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

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  4. cecilie commented
    August 20th, 2010 at 2:40pm

    Lovely! <3
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  5. laura trevey commented
    August 20th, 2010 at 2:41pm

    I love her work… thanks for sharing!
    laura trevey´s last blog post ..Bright Bold and Beautiful- La Dolce Vita

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  6. Raquel.J.Alves commented
    August 24th, 2010 at 12:40am

    Thank you very much for your words!

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  7. Bukola Koiki commented
    September 16th, 2010 at 3:38am

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

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