Why not work with me! Here are words my coworkers, community partners and fellow makers have used to describe me...

  • Sparkly, joyful, heartwarming
    — Irina, Frameworq, fellow crafter
  • Awesome, creative, enthusiastic
    — Lisemari, Capilano U, coworker
  • Creative, energetic, encouraging
    — Surya, Capilano U, instructor
  • Creative, outgoing, funny
    — Darren, Capilano U, boss
  • Warm, creative, tenacious
    — Mikale, NVCL, Crafternoon partner
  • Flair, enthusiasm, creativity
    — Clare, Crafternoon participant


One & two liners that describe working with me...

When we first contracted Denise to provide crafting instruction at the library we had NO idea that not only would she deliver such consistently high quality instruction to our library customers, but that she would become one of the top draws of all our library programs, combined. We are truly happy to be in partnership with someone we consider to be among the true gems of the North Shore.
— Chris, North Vancouver City Library, Crafternoon partner


Denise is one of the most positive people I know. She believes in everyone's potential... And does it with such infectious enthusiasm that you can't help but believe in yourself too!
— Surya, Capilano U, instructor


Denise is a pleasure to work with—a fountain of positive energy, an engaging teacher, and the definition of a 'people person'. She's someone who actively reaches out to others and creates connections between people—a community creator in a city that often prefers to be cool and passive.
— Kat, Our Social Fabric, Crafternoon partner


With her energy and enthusiasm, Denise makes everyone feel welcome and excited about creating. She always manages to create amazing work that not only is fun to make, but by upcycling materials, helps the environment as well.
— Heather, Crafternoon participant


Denise is fantastic! She brings her creativity, positive energy and knack for connecting with people to her craft events. Her crafternoons and upcycling workshops are so well received by the community—I always look forward to hosting her at my library.
— Meghan, Surrey Libraries, Crafternoon partner


Denise is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic; but also able to give the freedom to explore and create in our own ways. It is a testament to her skills as a workshop facilitator that she can take a room full of strangers and turn them into a buzzing hive of fun, laughter and activity.
— Sampson, Tahi, Deborah & David, Crafternoon participants


Not only can Denise be relied on to consistently deliver inclusive and creative library programming, she is a true joy to work with. With her infectious warmth and positive attitude, Denise forms a lasting connection with everyone she meets and is a true asset to her community.
— Mikale, North Vancouver City Library, Crafternoon partner


Denise came to our school and worked with the intermediate grades (4-6) to upcycle old wool sweaters into tree ornaments. The kids had such fun sewing and creating with Denise, and she really sparked a lot of enthusiasm with creating hand-made crafts! Many of them went home inspired and sewed with their families over the weekend.
— Tina, Mamquam Elementary School, Crafternoon partner


Denise brings an absolutely infectious positive attitude and creative zeal to every project she takes on. Not only was she professional and organized, she was approachable and made sure that participants of all ages were comfortable and having a great time creating their upcycled treasure.
— Sonia, Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, Crafternoon partner