Serviette/Napkin, Soft and Sophisticated

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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 mixture of my make in advance folds and various fans, different but still easy.

Ingredients Nutrition

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


  1. Lay your serviette square out flat before you. Fold it in half horizontally.
  2. Take the serviette and fold it in half again vertically so that it is now a small square a quarter the size of the original square.
  3. Only one corner of the square will have 4 open / loose edges, rotate your square so that it is a flat diamond shape with the open corner pointing upwards. We will call this the North corner, and the top corner opposite South.
  4. Take the uppermost of the loose points at the North position and fold it towards bit not quite meet the South point.
  5. Take the next loose point at North position and also fold it towards the South point but stop short of it so that you have a triangle within a triangle. Tuck this second flap UNDER the first one that you folded down.
  6. Repeat with the third loose point and tuck it underneath the fold of the second loose point.
  7. Now slip a serviette ring over the point at South and bring it about 1/3 of the way up the serviette, creating a soft ruffle in the decorative front.
  8. Place neatly on a plate.

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