Serviette/Napkin Folding, Simple Fan

Total Time
2mins
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 preteen 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. 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 was called the Fan Fold and is super easy. Ironing the completed accordion strip gives better definition to the final serviette. Cloth serviettes can be ironed into the accordion shape in advance and stacked tightly into a shoe box ready for use. You will need one serviette ring per serviette.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 paper, serviette (large)
  • 1 cloth, serviette (large)
  • 2 napkin rings

Directions

  1. Lay your serviette square out flat before you.
  2. Take the bottom right and left corners and make an accordion fold strips all the way up to the top right and left corners. If you press these with an iron the pleats will be nice and sharp. Leave unironed for a wavy casual look. You will now have a thin band the width of your accordion fold.
  3. Slip a serviette ring onto one end of the accordion strip and pull gently to the middle. then fan out the accordion pleats on each side to make a pleasing balance to the serviette. Present on a plate.

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