Video where I’m romanticizing Dalarna, Sweden

A visit to Dalarna - video on my blog #sweden #dalarna #dalahst

This week I’m taking a course to play with free form embroidery. But last summer, we took a road trip to the Swedish area Dalarna to do some touristing in our own country. The real reason was an embroidery exhibition called Traces of Life, which you can also see in this clip. But mostly I shot some video at the dala horse “factory”, because it’s always so fascinating to see the Dala Horses get painted by hand…

Also filmed (a bit shaky using my iphone) at the home of artist Carl Larsson and his wife Karin Larsson. The visit to their home was one of the highlights for me, since I’ve been wanting to visit for several years. Their home is now a museum, and it was a beautiful place. You couldn’t take photos inside, but from the garden, it’s just the ultimate romantic picture of summer in Dalarna, Sweden. If you haven’t visited yet, you should if you get the chance!

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10 Responses to Video where I’m romanticizing Dalarna, Sweden

  1. Meg says:

    Love it! ‘Living through you’ from my tiny apartment. Also great to see what the iphone 5 can do! High quality video.

    • iHanna says:

      Thanks Meg, isn’t it amazing what a little phone can do? I had fun “editing” it together on the phone too, even though it doesn’t have all the tools it makes it so easy to do it on the go! :-)

  2. oh, Hanna, visiting Sweden is in my list of things to do, I really want to!
    And now, after this video, I’d like to be there tomorrow!!!
    The dala horses painting tecnique is amazing!

  3. Aimee says:

    Very enjoyable – I, too, would love to visit Sweden someday and see such famous things as Dala horses and Carl Larrson’s house. You are lucky to have seen both!

    • iHanna says:

      You know you’re most welcome to come over for a while, we’ll have fika for sure.

      • Aimee says:

        Thanks for the reply! Funny you mentioned fika – I’ve read about it and it sounds lovely, so recently I got a cookbook from our public library about it. Made a very nice rhubarb cordial from the cookbook, and copied several other recipes to try.

  4. Arielle says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us, Hanna! My brother-in-law is traveling to Sweden on vacation later this summer and we can’t wait to see his photos and hear his stories! A trip to Sweden is definitely on my wonderful hubby and my list of things to do in the next couple years! And I definitely agree with you, the dala horse painting was mesmerizing!

    • iHanna says:

      Oh how fun that his brother is visiting here, I hope he has a great time! It’s both wonderful and a bit sad to travel through other’s photos – you are happy for them but sometimes a bit too… jealous. :-)

      I wish I could invite all my blog readers here for a big party!

  5. Sophie says:

    Fun video! Sweden is definitely at the top of my travel list but not for a few years still. I love seeing the Dala horse painting technique! I think I’d want to buy a horse in every color, they’re so beautiful!

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