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Barbara MacLeod

What, exactly, is a fichu?

Peter the flautist

The flamenco guitarists Eduardo Niebla and Juan Martin played in Lerwick in 2004 and 2006 respectively.

Margaret Powling

What wonderful combinations of yarns (no pun intended!) and books!

Peter the flautist

A fichu (presumably from the French se ficher) is worn to cover the low neckline of a bodice. Here is a classic picture of one being worn: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/80/
Gullager_Salisbury.jpg

I guess you might describe it as a bit like a scarf, folded (usually) into a triangle, and worn over the shoulders and fixed at the front. Beware that in current French "fichu" would be translated as a mild expletive!

adele geras

Love the knitting/books combo! And those yarns are fantastic! I am going to have a look over on the knitting bit of the blog to see if the kidsilk 'fichu'...yes, beware saying it in Modern French!...is written about there. Nice reminder too, to get hold of Rudyard K!

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