A great napkin fold for those amongst us with O.C.D. Not only do you get to spend a good amount of time perfecting the symmetry but you also then get to try and place it central on the plates. As if hosting a dinner party wasn’t stressful enough without the added press of napkin folding! Don’t worry we will make it all so much easier.
Lay the napkin out in front of you. If the napkin has labels/folded over seams make sure these are facing upwards to start.
Fold the napkin in half so the opening is facing you.
Fold the top right corner down to meet the bottom edge.
Fold the bottom left corner upwards to meet the top edge. You should now have a shape like a rhombus.
Flip the napkin over. To keep it the same as the picture take the bottom right corner with your right hand and the top left with your left hand. Now in one movement flip the napkin towards you as if the bottom left corner were an axis.
Fold the top half of the bottom edge up to meet the top edge. You should be left with a triangle pointing towards you.
Reach underneath the right side and you should find a triangular point. Pull this out so you have two triangles of equal length facing you.
With the tip of the triangle you just had you now need to fold it back on its self opening it up.
Fold the left hand side triangle in half.
Now you need to fold right hand side from step eight back over so it overlaps the fold made previously.
Flip the entire napkin over. I find it easier to flip 180 degrees away from you.
You now need to tuck the right hand side of the napkin to the inside of the left triangle.
Stand the napkin up vertically and push the outsides together causing it to take shape. It may get a little bit caught inside if so don’t be afraid to give it some firm adjustments. Now that’s Napkin folding.
This is a particularly difficult napkin fold. If you are struggling to get a satisfying outcome you may want to give the Diamond Fold a go.
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