Monday, 17 July 2017

Jane Austen Whitecroft Tour 2019

I have pre-release information about the next wonderful Whitecroft Jane Austen tour, which will take place 1 - 11 September 2019.  There is a tab at the top of my blog page to link you to the Whitecroft website.  Their website is currently under redesign and will be launched with the full information about the tour soon.  You can request a full itinerary now and submit an expression of interest before it goes online by emailing here.

I have been privileged to accompany two of these amazing tours and I am very excited to be joining the third tour with Helen Bertram and Jane Tapley.

The itinerary includes many gorgeous locations associated with The Life and Times of Jane Austen.  You do not have to be an Austen fanatic to enjoy this bespoke tour, however. If you are interested in textiles, history, architecture, art, literature, embroidery, fashion, food, scenery and great company, you will not be disappointed.  We have had a couple of gentlemen on tour and they have also enjoyed it very much.

Here are some my memorable highlights from previous tours.

Of course seeing the Jane Austen quilt on display in her home at Chawton.

Winchester Cathedral, final resting place of Jane Austen.

Montacute, with its magnificent gardens and collection of samplers.

Chavenage, filming location for the recent Poldark series.

Stunning Sudeley Castle with fabulous gardens and collections of treasures.

Chawton House Library, closely connected to the Austen family and now a repository for the works of female authors.

The delightful village of Lacock, film set for many historic productions.

A visit to the amazing medieval cathedral at Wells to see the incredible stone carvings and the ecclesiastical tapestries and vestments.

We will stay in the magnificent Georgian city of Bath for ten nights.

We will have a delightful lunch in the Pump Rooms.

We will visit the beautiful Fashion Museum which displays exquisite historic garments on life size models.

We will tour stunning Number 1 Royal Crescent to see how the wealthy (and their servants) lived in Georgian England.

We will visit the gorgeous American Museum in Bath to see their extensive collection of antique quilts and furniture.

I will also conduct a one day workshop to learn some of my hand appliqué techniques.

Our final evening features an exclusive tour and dinner in the famous Roman Baths.

Looking back over all my photos fills me with wonderful memories and excitement for the next tour.

If you would like a copy of the detailed itinerary please email me here or contact Helen Bertram at Whitecroft Traditional Tours.


  1. I love looking at your beautiful pictures from your special travels. This year, I've finished making a replica of the Jane Austen quilt and the quilt top is next in line for hand quilting! I've been researching best ways to handle all those diamonds! After much searching, I was able to find the a panel of the central basket medallion. It was a bit smaller than the original--so I added a bit broderie perse to make it fit. So happy you have been able to see this amazing coverlet in person! You are so fortunate! Have you thought about offering a pattern/kit to make the little JA sewing pocket? What a treasure! Your blog is a fun one to read! Thanks for sharing all your talent!

    1. Thank you for your comments Lynn. Your quilt sounds beautiful. I am selling the pattern for my Jane Austen sewing pocket through my local shop at The Stitchers Cupboard. K xx