Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
My interest in serviette folding was born on a wet day at my Grandmother's house, I was a pre teen and helping her with the ironing and watched while she ironed serviettes into wonderful shapes and neatly stacked them for use. I asked her to show me how and she did. Once you know several folds and people see them, they often have at least one other that you haven't seen before, you gain knowledge of the new one and on it goes. This one is a variation of the basic Fleur de Lis serviette that has a the addition of a decorative cuff at the base. As usual one quick practice and you will be amazed at how easy it really is!
- 1 paper, serviette (large)
- 1 cloth, serviette (large)
- Lay your serviette out flat before you in a diamond shape.
- Bring the corner at the South point up to meet the North point. you should have before you a triangle shape with the crease at the bottom.
- Fold the East point of the triangle up to meet the North point, repeat with the West point. You will now have a diamond shape with a vertical gap running down the centre.
- Take the South corner and bring it towards the North point but stop 3/4 of the way up, crease it well at the bottom now then take the same point and bring it back over itself to the bottom center of the triangle.
- Carefully turn the serviette over and tuck the East/West points into each other.
- Turn serviette over to the front side and gently fold down the two side flaps, creating a Fleur de Lis type of serviette that has a the addition of a decorative cuff at the base.
I've worked in restaurants for years so I've been exposed to some different ways of folding napkins but I am impressed with all the different ways you have shared with us. I didn't realize there were so many ways to fold a napkin! I will use this often when I entertain. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Hi kiwidutch, This was so easy. The only problem I had was I had to starch my napkins three times to get them to stand up. They are silky/satiney/smooth. But it did work and they were beautiful. What a beautiful addition to my table. Thank you so much for sharing and posting excellent pictures and instructions.