Sew Wanderlust: Instead of Taking Photos, This Traveling Artist Embroiders Scenery On The Spot
Taking travel pictures is easy: point, click, get 3-50 likes on Facebook. Teresa Lim, a textile designer, wanted something more out of her travel mementos, so she embroidered what she saw. With needle and thread in hand, she visited impressive locales and recreated what she saw in cloth. Her project was thus called Sew Wanderlust.
“I started the project late 2014 after I realized that with today’s state of the art technology, taking pictures becomes so easy” Lim stated once. “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.”
She has already created souvenirs of such places as Berlin and Tokyo – unsurprising considering her professed love of travel and textiles.
Vietnam, Ha Long Bay
Tokyo (left) | Perth, Serpentine Falls (right)
London, Big Ben
Prague, Charles bridge