Designer Florence Broadhurst was an Australian designer and business woman whose 1977 murder remains a mystery. Broadhurst was born in rural Queensland at Mungy Station near Mount Perry. She became a singer, winning the local eisteddfods, and joined a group known as the Smart Set Diggers who performed in Toowoomba in the Empire Theater. In 1922 she joined a comedy sextet known as the Globe Trotters and later the Broadcasters, who toured South East Asia and China. In 1926 she established the Broadhurst Academy in Shanghai, offering tuition in violin, pianoforte, voice production, banjulele playing, modern ballroom dancing, classical dancing, musical culture and journalism.
What an amazing and talented Australian.
Her fabric designs are iconic, distinctive and as fabulous now as they were in the 70s.
I have access to a host of Broadhurst fabrics in many color palettes and styles. Follow this link to view more
Fingers design. Medium-large size, filled with magic wadding. Double stitched seams. Fully washable. Double sided. 4 available
Circles and squares. Medium-large size. Double Stitched seams. Magic fill.
Close up of Circles and squares.
All the horses. Double sided, double stitched and flange seams. Magic fill. 4 available.