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Video: Ways To Fold Napkins
Ways to fold napkins
Beautifully folded napkins increase the importance of a family celebration, highlight the richness of the table and create a festive atmosphere. There are many ways to fold a napkin, we will consider the most original and unusual of them.
History of napkins
As you know, napkins have been used for quite a long time, thousands of years. For the first time they were mentioned in Ancient Egypt. At that time, the leaves of the fig tree were napkins, with which the slaves wiped the face of their master. As for cloth napkins, they were first used in ancient Rome, and in Europe they became famous in the Middle Ages.
Nowadays, both paper and cloth napkins are popular. They put cloth on their knees, and wipe their lips with paper. The etiquette also allows the use of only one type - either paper or fabric.
The most original ways of folding napkins:
Fold the napkin in half horizontally, fold at the top. Then take the top corners and fold them diagonally in the middle. Connect the sides of the resulting triangle so that their corners are at the bottom. Flip the napkin over, fold the ends up to support them. Now fold the napkin into the folds and place it upright on the table.
2. Southern cross
Place the napkin so that it is inside out. Now take the corners, fold them towards the center, turn them over and repeat the procedure again. Now you need to stretch out each corner and smooth out the napkin.
Covers for cutlery. The initial position is the same as in the previous case. Bend the left corner towards the center. Fold the napkin in half from left to right, and fold the bottom under the top. We fold the upper corner to the center, and bend the side corners back.
Fold the napkin diagonally. Now connect the corners of the napkin to the apex of the triangle, fold them along the horizontal axis. The top of the triangle must be bent.
4. Gate arch
Fold the napkin diagonally. Try to line up the side corners with the top of the triangle. The figure that has formed must be folded horizontally. Fold the bottom corner down and the sides forward. Here is the arch of the gate.
The first step is to fold the napkin right side up. Fold the top corner so that a small bump forms. The third part of this bag must be turned out, the figure straightened, put in an upright position, and you're done.
Fold the napkin vertically, fold in half. Wrap the top left corner layers in the center, and do the same for the right corners. You should now have a triangle, fold it down along a line that goes below the middle. All corners need to be bent in the middle, and the triangle that turned out to be bent down to the first.
7. Horizontal sachet
Fold the napkin in half so that the front is inside. Fold the third part of the top layer down. You should have a crease in the center. Turn the napkin over, fold all corners and sides so that they converge in the center, repeat the procedure.
8. Fan in the ring
Place the napkin inside out. Fold it in an accordion shape. Fold in half in the middle. This napkin can be placed in a glass or in a special napkin holder.
As you can see, it is quite easy to surprise guests. You just need to show perseverance and originality. It looks very attractive if the color of the napkin is combined with a tablecloth or with something else.
Author: Glirina. (specially for Calorizator.ru)
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