Orchard House is
saddened to note the passing of Tasha Tudor at the
age of 92 in her Vermont home.
In addition to other aspects of Tasha Tudor's long and prolific career,
she was the illustrator of a centennial edition
of Little Women, and also compiled and illustrated twelve of
Louisa's stories in the anthology entitled A Round Dozen. On
the occasion of Tasha Tudor's 90th birthday in 2005, Orchard House spearheaded
the effort to
have a state-wide proclamation honoring her (she was born in Boston),
which was signed by then-Governor Mitt Romney.
Throughout the House in
the Winter of 2005-06, we hosted an extensive exhibit of Tasha Tudor
artwork and memorabilia loaned to us by Jeanette
Knazek, an avid collector of Tasha Tudor materials who also loved Orchard
House. We were privileged to re-connect with Tasha Tudor and her family
at that time, and as a result, Tasha Tudor's daughter-in-law, Marjorie,
has taught several craft and writing workshops for us since then.
see the official Tasha
Tudor Memorial Website for more information
about her life and legacy,
as well as the Tasha
Tudor and Family website for general information
all those who knew of and appreciated the talent and lifestyle
of Tasha Tudor, her passing is truly the end of an era.
(Photo courtesy Richard W. Brown)