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    Decorative Napkin/Serviette Folds

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    kiwidutch
    Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:01 am
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    DiScharf wrote:
    Just wanted to tell you NCMystery Shopper and Kiwidutch:), that here at the home we have Cafe Ponce, which is an a la carte menu for residents' and their guests, and I copied all your pictures and some directions for one of the ladies from the kitchen and we now have fancier place settings. icon_smile.gif Thank you very much, Diane wave.gif


    Diane,

    That's EXCELLENT to hear! These are really so EASY once you have done them a few times aren't they?

    If you have any photos to put with reviews and opinions on which ones you liked best ( ie which were easy to teach the ladies from the kitchen or which were their favourites or the residents particularly liked and why)... they would be MOST welcome and I'm sure very helpful to others considering making these ...

    THANKS!
    Chef #400783aka pat
    Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:21 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    just wanted to say thanks to kiwi for all her work. Have been sitting in front of computer practicing folds pics are great directions are very clear thanks
    kiwidutch
    Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:20 am
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    Pat,

    you are MOST welcome ! wave.gif

    I have had so much fun with these and it's given me the kick I needed to use them all more often rather than sticking with a few...

    I have at least another 20 or so in the pipleine too, typed up or waiting approval and getting photos made... watch this space icon_biggrin.gif
    Dreamgoddess
    Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:09 am
    Forum Host
    ~Sheri~ has also posted a link for us showing how to fold a napkin into a pyramid. How cool is that!

    ~Sheri~ posted:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Napkin-Into-a-Pyramid

    Also check out the links at the bottom of the article.




    Link to ~Sheri~'s thread.

    Fold a napkin into a pyramid
    Perfectionist cook
    Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:57 pm
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    I just wanted to thank our dedicated chefs for these wonderful creations. I haven't used them yet but they are so beautiful, you can be sure I will at my next dinner party. Thank you for the instructions and especially for the photos, they are really helpful.
    Chef #605681
    Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:53 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi there.
    I am looking for any web sites that contain video(s), of napkin folding techniques.

    Thank for any help.
    ron
    Jeff Hixson
    Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:17 pm
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    [quote="Chef #605681"]Hi there.
    I am looking for any web sites that contain video(s), of napkin folding techniques.

    Thank for any help.
    ron[/quote]

    Napking folding
    Rose
    Sail Boat
    kiwidutch
    Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:40 am
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    Jeff Hixson wrote:
    [quote="Chef #605681"]Hi there.
    I am looking for any web sites that contain video(s), of napkin folding techniques.

    Thank for any help.
    ron


    Napking folding
    Rose
    Sail Boat[/quote]

    Thanks Jeff ! I hadn't seen these videos before so when I saw "rose" I thought: Great a new one for me too ! icon_biggrin.gif LOL
    It's one of my old favourites by a different name though... icon_wink.gif ... nice link though ...

    Welcome to Zaar Chef 605681,

    the "rose"in the video that Jeff kindly found for you is already on receipezaar under another name here: Serviette/Napkin Folding, Marie's Lily Pad Variation, Lotus .. ,

    ....ok it's not a video, Many members here are still on dial up connection for their internet service so video viewing can take ages for them to load, and Zaar doesn't support videos to date, so I chose a combination of step-by step photos as a way to demonstrate the folds that I use.

    If you like folding napkins and you get stuck on any one of mine, or somthing is unclear... just ask in this thread and I can help you.

    wave.gif
    AniSarit
    Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:38 pm
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    Absolutely beautiful work! Can you recommend a good table cloth to do this with, and if so, how well does it wash?
    ~Leslie~
    Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:18 pm
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    I wanted to share the napkin fold we used for our Thanksgiving dinner table.
    This was sooooo gorgeous, and everyone at the table commented on how beautiful it looked. Thanks Kiwi!!!!

    This is Serviette/Napkin Folding, Marie's Lily Pad Variation, Lotus by Kiwidutch icon_biggrin.gif

    kiwidutch
    Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:08 am
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    AniSarit wrote:
    Absolutely beautiful work! Can you recommend a good table cloth to do this with, and if so, how well does it wash?


    AniSarit,

    ... my apologies ,but I am uncertain as to your question...

    what exactly would you like to do with your table cloth please?
    you would like to make a table setting? and add napkins as well? usually the tablecoth is a linen, cotton or polycotton fabric, but other fabrics are widely used as well, so there are almost too many types to list ( cost is often a factor of fabric quality and how well it washes too)

    if you wouldn't mind to give me a little more information then I would be pleased to try and answer your question better icon_biggrin.gif
    kiwidutch
    Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:12 am
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    ~Leslie~ wrote:



    WoW !!!!! That looks AMAZING Leslie !!!

    Well done ! that's definiately an impressive table setting! .. and a brilliant match with your dishes too icon_biggrin.gif

    Know you know why this is one of my very favourite folds ? LOL
    AniSarit
    Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:51 am
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    I suppose my question would be better phrased if I asked "which fabric is best to use when creating the various foldings?"
    kiwidutch
    Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:16 pm
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    AniSarit wrote:
    I suppose my question would be better phrased if I asked "which fabric is best to use when creating the various foldings?"


    ok.. usually the cheaper the serviettes the softer they will be... ( not always though, because silk is expensive icon_wink.gif )

    ...and I think that the desity (sp?) of the weave of linens etc makes a difference too... if you make a small crease in the fabric you are looking at, does the fabric hold the crease? if so, it will hold the folds well too.

    Never fear though, a softer fabric will hold creases well with a little starching if you don't mind doing that, my red serviettes are a mid size ( of all the serviettes I have) and hold folds excellently with just ironing... the huge coloured ones need just a good iron, and suit some folds far better than others...
    My small cotton ones ( they mostly have checks or stripes in the photos) are soft and ideal nice rolls and the softer folds best, BUT with a good steam iron, they too can be pushed into some of the trickier folds icon_biggrin.gif

    I have several large white serviettes and they are far and away the most expensive.. 4-5 times the prices of the "regular " red ones.. but they are quality - quality - quality and hold all folds brilliantly.. sadly a party size quantity of those would seriously break the bank , so I have a few for small romantic dinners icon_cool.gif

    in the end you can use almost any fabric as long as it's REALLY SQUARE in shape.. but the tighter weaves should be better, and I personally like a higher percentage of cotton ... ( then agaiin you need to iron those) for the rest, a steam iron and ( maybe) starch should go a loooong way with whatever you'd like to use.

    If you are making your own then buy just a snip of the material and try one out for size first before making a big set... if you are buying them, then usually whatever fabric they come in is fine.. some might be better for softer folds though.

    I'm no expert on the fabrics.. but hope that this helps ? icon_biggrin.gif
    carolinajewel
    Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:27 pm
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    ~Leslie~ wrote:
    I wanted to share the napkin fold we used for our Thanksgiving dinner table.
    This was sooooo gorgeous, and everyone at the table commented on how beautiful it looked. Thanks Kiwi!!!!

    This is Serviette/Napkin Folding, Marie's Lily Pad Variation, Lotus by Kiwidutch icon_biggrin.gif



    How beautiful! icon_biggrin.gif I'm sure everyone at the table was dazzled! Jewel
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