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Artists at Work in the Heart of Matlacha
PO Box 223
4625 Pine Island Road NW
Matlacha FL 33993 US
Learning the art of sewing from two wonderful grandmothers was the start of a lifelong obsession for Denise. Her mother fostered the craft by facilitating clothing construction activities and a Raggedy Ann and Andy production business that financed extra school expenses. A special aunt taught that the “inside of a project must look just as finished as the outside”. So began a lifelong passion for textile arts.
A BS and MS in Home Economics Education with a specialization in clothing and textiles honed the skills and added experience in fiber and textiles.
After retiring from a local school district as a program specialist, Denise found herself at the sewing machining creating custom beach bags and tote bags for friends and family. Bags by the Beach grew out of a demand for quality custom Florida-inspired functional tote bags. And, let’s face it, the more bags the better!