Contemporary Australian textiles & design

Braidwood, New South Wales

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Last updated on 31 Mar, 2021

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Abby French

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Abby French


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About BursariaWorkshop

Sales 1,015
On Etsy since 2010

Contemporary Australian textiles

Hi there, I am a designer and printmaker living outside the town of Braidwood, NSW.

My creative inspiration comes from all around – the close inspection of everyday things so often revealing something beautiful, surprising or even amusing. Plants, animals and forms in nature all inspire my work, along with a love of Scandinavian and contemporary design.

Bursaria Workshop began as a way to bring my designs and drawings to life in a range of thoughtfully made, environmentally responsible textile products. Each product is hand printed in small batches. Bursaria Workshop is committed to using only organic or up-cycled fabrics and recycled fill material.

The idea of 'buying less but buying better' aligns closely with the Bursaria Workshop philosophy – made by hand, made locally and made with a conscience.

My work combines traditional and digital techniques, finding a happy balance between carving tools, pencils and the computer screen.

By the way, Bursaria Spinosa is a prickly bush that grows throughout large areas of Australia. At first inspection it appears spiky and inhospitable but a closer look reveals wonderfully fragrant flowers, beautiful purse-shaped seeds and tiny bird nests hidden in the spikes.


Shop members

  • Abby French

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Designer and printmaker finding inspiration in colours and shapes all around!

  • Amanda

    Sewer Extraordinaire

    Amanda ensures that no corners are cut unless they're meant to be and that each Bursaria cushion cover is beautifully finished.

Production partners

  • Amanda

    Braidwood, NSW

    Amanda does a wonderful job sewing my large cushions.

Shop policies

Last updated on 11 February, 2019
Hi there, welcome to the Bursaria Workshop.

All my products are made in my clean, smoke-free, animal-free studio. Some of my fabrics are not pre-washed such as tea towels where it's easier to print on them as supplied. I use only organic hemp/cotton/linen blend fabrics and recycled plastic PET fiber filling.

Please note that small variations occur between the listing photos and the actual product that you will receive. Be assured that you will receive an item of equal quality to that in the picture.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
If you are not completely happy with your purchase, Bursaria Workshop will supply a full refund once the item is shipped back. The buyer will cover the cost of returning the item to Bursaria Workshop. The item must be received within 30 days in the condition in which it was sent with tag attached.

I will refund the full cost of/or offer an exchange on any items that are found to be faulty in the condition in which they were received.
Payment is required at time of purchase unless other prior arrangements have been made.
Customers within Australia may also pay via direct bank deposit. Please select 'other' in the payment options and I will forward account details to you on receipt of your order.
Shipping outside Australia is by standard Airmail. In order to keep buyer costs to a minimum I do not offer tracking with standard shipping.

Please allow up to 21 days for International delivery, although delivery will usually take less time. Within Australia I use Australia Post standard postage which usually takes 3–5 working days.

Express Post can be arranged at a cost to the buyer. For large orders I may add registered post at no extra cost to the buyer.

Please note that items shipped outside Australia may incur additional costs required to be paid on collection. Bursaria Workshop does not accept responsibility for these costs.

I will post items within 5 days receiving your order but most often sooner.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in requesting a custom order feel free to get in touch. I'm not always able to customise items but am very happy to discuss your idea. Full payment is required prior to work starting.