Instead Of Taking Photos, Artist Teresa Lim Embroiders Her Views While Travelling


When most people go on vacation, they take plenty of photos to document the sights of their destination, but artist Teresa Lim decided that was far too easy. Instead of simply taking photos of some of her favorite vacation spots, she does small embroideries of them. In this ongoing project, known as Sew Wanderlust, Lim has embroidered scenes from a variety of towns and cities across the globe, including Prague, Tokyo and London. Although it might seem like a strange idea, the results are awesome and Lim has some pretty solid reasoning behind the idea. In a statement on her website, she explains…

"I started the project late 2014 after I realized that with today’s state of the art technology, taking pictures becomes so easy. I wanted something more from my travels, to be able to take back a part of that place with me. When I’m done with a piece, I actually feel like I KNOW that place, and that gives me a huge sense of satisfaction that I think just taking a photo wouldn’t give."


Now that we know why Lim does it, let's take a look at some of her work.


Amsterdam, Netherlands


Tokyo, Japan and Serpentine Falls, Perth, Australia


Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic


Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic


Hanoi, Vietnam


Ha Long Bay, Vietnam


Laufersweiler, Germany



Big Ben, London, England


Berlin, Germany

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