Teresa Lim doesn't just take photos of her favorite sites. She embroiders them. The textile artist's "Sew Wanderlust," embroidery series documents the world through the lens of a needle and thread.

Teresa Lim embroidery project: coast

Twenty-four year-old Lim started embroidering her way around the world in 2014. According to Lim, she started her series after realizing that taking pictures of her travels had become too easy.

"I wanted something more from my travels, to be able to take back a part of that place with me," says Lim on her website, teeteeheehee. "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.”

Teresa Lim embroidery project: castle

Now, everywhere she goes, Lim carries her embroidery supplies with her so she can capture the moment on a canvas. Her Sew Wanderlust series includes embroidered scenes from Vietnam, Tokyo, Prague, The Netherlands, London and Germany.

Teresa Lim embroidery project: sheep

Lim says each creation takes roughly two hours to complete, allowing her time to observe her surroundings and stitch a scene as it unfolds.

Photos: Teresa Lim

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