A little thing but it changes a lot! Simple napkin folding can make all the difference!


Family heirloom silver napkin rings

Family heirloom silver napkin rings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A beautiful table setting says welcome to my table; it shows how much I care for you and how much I appreciate that you want to share a meal with me.

Many people think that napkin folding is very difficult and not really appropriate for an informal meal with family or friends. I want to show you that this is not true and a very simple napkin folds can enriched the ambience for a delightful meal.

By placing napkins on the table we personalise a table setting. There is no right way to do it! It all depends on you: what kind of meal it is going to be, is it for an older guest or children? How many guests will I have? How much space do I have on the table, or is this special occasion or just nice meal with friends? A lot also on whether the napkin you have is paper or linen.

There are many ways of folding napkins, some traditional e.g. mitre, lily or candle. There are also many modern folds e.g. fish, rag doll or football shirt. You can find lots of folds in different books and in the internet.

I want to show you few folds that you can do at home, I must say that it is great fun to fold napkins with friend or your children, they will love it! To make it more exciting you can choose napkin to an occasion e.g. a football shirt when it is time of Euro cup.   A fish if you have a fish on the menu or a heart on the 14th of February.

Here I have some ideas if you want more let us know.

Taken from inside Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria...

Taken from inside Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria, Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Single Fan Fold

1.Fold the serviette into three in the manner shown in diagram 2.

3. Pleat, open out, and place in a serviette ring or glass.

The Double Fan Napkin Fold

4. Fold into four in the manner shown in diagram 5.
6. Pleat, open out, and stand alone at the corner of the table.

The Tiered Fan

7. Fold or pleat in the manner shown in diagram 8.
9. Pleat, open out, and place in a glass or serviette ring.

The Shirt Napkin Fold

napkinfoldingguide.com

Taken from  www. napkinfoldingguide.com.  Please click on image to be re-directed to webpage taken from.  This website has a lot of interesting simple folds.

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4 responses to “A little thing but it changes a lot! Simple napkin folding can make all the difference!

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