By kiwidutch on July 17, 2007
Photo by SashasMommy
Photo by SashasMommy
"Between the teachings of my Grandmother, an Aunt, my Mother and several restaurants I learned a lot about serviette/ napkin folding.. Works well with cloth napkins, or larger paper ones. I have included step-by-step photographs to illustrate/supplement the written directions. For neater presentation use ironed napkins for this fold. This one is one that a friend of mine who did origami called the Lily Pad Flower ( Thanks Marie!) I subsequently taught it to another friend who's mother would lay in the center of the finished flower, a small tea-light candles on thick little round metal disks that they originally got from an Central Otago blacksmith in New Zealand in the 1930's. I personally use this one as a base on which to stand water glasses on the table."
Serving Size: 1 (0 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"Thank you for posting your napkin directions, with all the helpful step by step directions. I'm normally utterly useless at napkin design and these not only helped me tremendously but my guests made delighted comments!"
"Excellent directions! I usually add one more step: I reach out under the napkin again between the petals to pull out another fold which gives this another layer. I also put a glass bowl in the center with a floating candle and rose petals. Thanks for posting!"
"This is such a beautiful way to fold napkins. I tried it with both paper and cloth. It worked beautifully with both but I really preferred the cloth with its softer edges. The directions were concise and easy to follow."
"THIS was SO COOL to do!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!! I had originally REEEAAALLLY wanted to do THESE for the napkins on the plates, because they're just so pretty!!!!, but my napkins must be too large. So I had to think of a way to STILL have them, or at least ONE, folded that way......so I did one for my roll basket!!!! :) And it was just TOO COOL!!!!!!!!!! :) :) It worked out PERFECT!!! :) And looked SO NICE!!! :) I was so proud of it!! :) You have really helped me to make a very NICE tablesetting, Kiwi!! Thanks so very much!!! Can't wait to try MORE!!! SURE BEATS NAPKIN RINGS!!! And so much more thoughtful! I just love it! Thanks again!! :)"