Recipe by kiwidutch
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. 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 variation of Serviette/Napkin Folding, Tied in a Loose Knot.. Works best with cloth serviettes. The bigger the serviette the bigger the resulting circle. Inside the circle you could slip a flower or a bon bon ... use your imagination !
Directions See How It's Made
- Lay your serviette square out flat before you in a diamond shape.
- Take the point at "South" and roll it up as tightly as you can until you reach the "North" point. You should have before you a long narrow tube of material.
- Bend the ends (the East and West points)together as if you were making a knot, but instead of doing so, make a loop around the circle and then pass the East point into the centre of the circle to secure it. The West point can either be taken into the circle from the other side to secure or it can be carefully tucked into one of the diagonal folds of the centre circle.
- In the very centre of the circle the North point will either tuck under neatly or it will point up a little (this depends entirely on the size and firmness of your serviettes).
- Arrange so that the circle sits neatly.