Recipe by kiwidutch
Between the teachings of my Grandmother, an Aunt, my Mother and several restaurants I learned a lot about serviette/ napkin folding.. Now that I have already posted all the napkin folds I know, I decided to look on the net for some new ones to learn. This one is a simple but chic knot.
Directions See How It's Made
- Lay your serviette out before you in a square shape.
- Take the bottom left and bottom right corners and fold them up to meet the top left and top right corners.You should have before you a rectangle with a crease at the bottom.
- Take the bottom left and bottom right corners and fold them halfway up the serviette, so that it meets the horizontal centre line in the middle if the rectangle.
- Bring the top let and right corners to the center as well, and now you should have before you a long thin rectangle with a horizontal gap running across it.
- Carefully fold this strip in half ( lengthwise) again, so that it it is now a very narrow strip.
- Place your finger slightly off center at the top of the strip and take the right edge of the strip with your other hand and fold it downwards so that a short centre line is created in the middle of the strip and the rest hangs down below.
- Now take the left edge and turn it backwards and down underneath itself so that the two ends are parallel at the bottom.
- Now take the left end again and twist it under itself again so that the loose flap points out in the opposite direction of the first flap. I found that a little loosening of the knot was necessary and a small amount of rearrangement needed so that both ends of the serviette were more or less the same length.
- This produces a very chic knot, great for both formal and informal settings.