My name is Thea Dam Søby.
I live in Copenhagen with my husband, Leif, and our sons, Magnus and Felix.
We live 5 km from Copenhagen City Hall, and still get to enjoy having lovely garden, 2 cats and for the movement 4 chickens (we have an on going controversy with a local fox, who thinks we are supplying him with fresh dinner!)
In the vacation and the long weekends we leave Copenhagen to go to our magical house in Sweden. Its a 3 hour long drive to the big forest, the silence and the open sky.
My swedish grandmother, Birgitta, bought the house in 1966 and my sister and I inherited it in 2000.
I have been knitting since my 6th birthday.
I wished to learn and my fathers wife, gave me yarn and needles and taught me to knit. What a gift! Somewhere along the way I added crochet skills, sewing, textile printing and more.
Actually I love craft and textile so much that I got an education as a craft teacher and designer. A wonderful combination, cause I love sharing my passion and my skills to others.
I love knitting, I love Scandinavia and I love storys.
My grandmother, Birgitta, was a very special woman, and I got to spend a lot of time around her growing up. She would make a table it she needed one. Fix the garden, give you some yarn for Christmas and a promise to knit a sweater.
She would tell me about her mother, Ester, her aunt Lisa, about her grandmother Anna. The almost came to live in her words.
In the house in Sweden I found a box on the attic with my mothers handwriting “The Craft museum in Abrahamshult”.
It turned out to be a box of textiles made by my great grandmother, her sister and mother with small notes telling the story behind it. What a treasure!
So here on this page I will tell you about Scandinavia, craft and people.
Yes, I can’t help sharing pictures of flowers, the animals and other things that makes me smile, but in my life I also experienced my mothers early dead, serious illness of both my sons. I have been suffering from stress and depression, and mental health is a big concerns to me.
You will be able to find it all with me.
Feel free to reach out to me, tell me about you and your story.