A visit to Dalarna - video on my blog www.ihanna.nu #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!