Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tasha Tudor 1915-2008, a Legacy













Tasha Tudor passed away yesterday, very sad for her admirers although she certainly lived a full life. Her accomplishments are astounding. She was an independent hard worker striving for the simplicities in life and determined to live them. She never wavered and allowed worldly influence to crash in on her simple ways. Hardly simple I should say because she lived with meager means by choice. Family, books (as an author and illustrator), gardening and handwork were her joy. Surely everyone has a Tasha Tudor book in their home! Her hands were always busy with chores or relaxing to handwork with thread, fiber and fabric. Her popular and of course simple Truly Tasha Shawl is here.

2 comments:

talullahsworld said...

I am envious of Tasha Tudor and long for that kind of life myself...
One day!!!

Knitters Knook said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't know. I loved Tashas works and keep her books on the coffee table for all to see. I feel very saddened that she is gone, but my what a life she did live. Tasha lived her dream and will always be an inspiration to me, that if we want something then make it happen. My favorite book about Tasha is Forever Christmas. Tasha Tudors Garden runs a very close second.