Embellishments Studio at the Tuttle Barn.
The Tuttle Barn, circa 1830, is nestled in the heart of Grafton, Vermont's art's district. The Windham Foundation has sponsored local artists by offering incentively priced studio space along with community encouragement. Nearby, Adam Howard directs the "Grafton Forge", a full scale blacksmith shop. Jason Ballard, woodworker, directs "My Mind's Design." To the left is the Windham Foundation greenhouse and the Vermont Mineral Museum. Across the street is the community garden, a contemplative resting spot.
Embellishments Studio speaks of Frances' use of unusual objects, juxtapositions of colors and textures, and to her insatiable urge to alter, change and decorate.
Embellishments contains a gallery, office and kitchen-wet area for dying and painting. Upstairs, a full studio houses sewing machines, design walls, cutting tables and materials archives. Frances has created the perfect spot for classes, retreats and collaborative work. The Old Tavern at Grafton, is steps away and offers exquisite lodging.
Frances spends her days sewing and painting in her studio, meeting the occasional visitor and enjoying the community.