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Interesting on art, nature, people, history

Teresa Lim – Creative traveler

Teresa Lim - Creative traveler

Tokyo (left). Perth, Serpentine Falls (right)


Do you like travelling? I think you do. And I’m sure every time you are going to travel you take your camera to take unforgettable photos. You know, Teresa Lim is an unusual tourist. Instead of the camera she takes a needle and threads with her. Teresa embroiders pictures of interesting places. She didn’t want to be like the average tourist and therefore chose a very non-standard and unique way to preserve her travel memories. She makes embroidered miniature depicting landscapes and landmarks of the places she’s visited. To date, she has her own handmade souvenirs from Vietnam, Germany, Tokyo and Prague.

Teresa graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts. Her personal design philosophy is to fuse three of her interests together: Illustrations, Embroidery and surface pattern design.
Teresa has her own website where she explains how and why she started the project: “I began to embroider my journeys in late 2014 when I came to the conclusion that it’s too simple and trite to take high-quality photos with the help of modern devices. I wanted something more memorable about my travels; I wanted to have a piece of a place with me. When I finish a picture, I have the feeling I know this place better and it brings great joy and satisfaction. A simple photo could hardly evoke such emotions in me.”
If you are interested in Theresa Lim’s series “Travel in embroidery”, please visit her website and you’ll find amazing works there.
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Amsterdam. Travel in embroidery by Teresa

Teresa Lim – Creative traveler

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Berlin. Travel in embroidery by Teresa

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Germany, Laufersweiler

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Hanoi. Travel in embroidery by Teresa

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London, Big Ben

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Prague, Charles Bridge

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Prague by talented Teresa Lim

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Vietnam, Halong Bay. Travel in embroidery by Teresa