About Us - The Hemslöjd story... - Lite Om Oss - Hemslöjd
"Hemslöjd" is Swedish for handicraft. Throughout Sweden you'll find small hemslöjd shops where crafts of wood, textile and other materials are made and sold. Our company, Hemslöjd, Inc., carries on this tradition of handcrafted items made in the Swedish style. The personalized wooden Dala horse signs, candleholders and etched beverageware produced in the workshop are available in our gift shop, mail order catalog and on-line store.
You'll find our Hemslöjd gift shop, workshop and catalog offices in downtown Lindsborg, Kansas, a cosmopolitan prairie town known as "Little Sweden." Our building was formerly a produce market, the bus station, a repair shop and, most recently, a filling station. In 1984, the garage was cleaned up, the gas pumps were removed and 201 North Main Street was transformed into a bright and friendly experience for visitors to our little Swedish-American town.
Lindsborg's rich Swedish heritage is reflected in the character of the town. Located in central Kansas, Lindsborg has a charming Old World atmosphere. You'll enjoy the unique shops and restaurants, art galleries and working studios, museums, and interesting places to stay. Midsummer's Day Festival, Lucia Fest, Svensk Hyllningsfest and the Messiah Festival of Music and Art are among the special ethnic and cultural events celebrated in Lindsborg.
Our store in downtown Lindsborg is open daily all year. (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day) Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. during the summer), Sunday 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. The phone number for our Lindsborg gift shop is: 785-227-2053.