Reversed Applique – A Hands-on Textile Workshop with Marianne Hulsbosch

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Reversed Applique – A Hands-on Textile Workshop with Marianne Hulsbosch

Unlike traditional appliqué, where a fabric shape is sewn on top of a base fabric, reverse appliqué involves cutting away a layer of fabric to reveal a shape appliquéd underneath. Reverse appliqué can create interesting visual effects and the technique can be adapted to suit various outcomes. In this workshop you will be introduced to a simple and effective reversed technique using some easy artistic layering. Throughout this workshop you are encouraged to be creative and develop your own ideas.

NO previous appliqué experience needed

NO sewing machine required

NO pattern-making skills required

Dr Marianne Hulsbosch has long been involved with the TAASA Textile Study Group and is an exhibiting textile artist. She developed the Textile Design course at the Faculty of Education, University of Sydney and was in charge of the Textile Design Teacher Training program for many years. Marianne has taught textile construction, textile manipulation and textile embellishment at national and international tertiary institutions.

This is a 2-hour workshop

Your fee includes a Reverse Appliqué Kit with:

Reverse appliqué sampler piece

5 different appliqué designs

Extensive notes

Embroidery cotton

Embroidery needles

Some additional fabric will also be made available

Participant requirements:

  • 2 pieces of cotton knit jersey in either matching or contrasting colours, approx. 1 meter in length
  • Notebook and pen
  • Roll of paper kitchen towelling
  • Thimble, assorted sewing needles, sewing thread, dressmaker pins, fabric scissors, sharp embroidery scissors, tape measure

Register before 1st October 2017 on:

NOTE: please book early, as places are limited to 15 people only

Don’t hesitate to email me of you have any further queries.

Looking forward to work with you,


RSVP: Please register before 1st October to Marianne Hulsbosch: Spaces are limited to 15 people.

Payment: Pay at door.

Getting There:

Driving directions

Drive north on Kent Street, turn right into Argyle Street, turn right again into Watson Road and follow it around past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

Free Parking is available on site.

Public Transport directions

Bus: Route 311 terminates at Argyle Street. Walk up Watson Road, Observatory Hill and follow the signs.

Train/Ferry: to Wynyard or Circular Quay and proceed as below.

Walking Directions

From Circular Quay
Walk to George Street in The Rocks. Turn left into Argyle Street and walk under the famous Argyle Cut to climb the stairs opposite the Garrison Church. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow Watson Road past the Sydney Observatory to the National Trust Centre.

From Wynyard and the city
At No. 1 York Street walk through the expressway underpass. Follow the tunnel, keeping to the right, until you come up on Kent Street. Walk along Kent Street to the Agar Steps, or follow the approach to the Bridge, which will take you past the National Trust Centre on your left.

From Kent Street
Follow the historic Agar Steps (opposite the Observatory Hotel) up to the National Trust Centre.


10 October, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEDT
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