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Serviette/Napkin, Chic Knot

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“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 but chic knot.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 paper, serviette (large)
  • 1 cloth, serviette (large)


  1. Lay your serviette out before you in a square shape.
  2. Take the bottom left and bottom right corners and fold them up to meet the top left and top right corners.You should have before you a rectangle with a crease at the bottom.
  3. Take the bottom left and bottom right corners and fold them halfway up the serviette, so that it meets the horizontal centre line in the middle if the rectangle.
  4. Bring the top let and right corners to the center as well, and now you should have before you a long thin rectangle with a horizontal gap running across it.
  5. Carefully fold this strip in half ( lengthwise) again, so that it it is now a very narrow strip.
  6. Place your finger slightly off center at the top of the strip and take the right edge of the strip with your other hand and fold it downwards so that a short centre line is created in the middle of the strip and the rest hangs down below.
  7. Now take the left edge and turn it backwards and down underneath itself so that the two ends are parallel at the bottom.
  8. Now take the left end again and twist it under itself again so that the loose flap points out in the opposite direction of the first flap. I found that a little loosening of the knot was necessary and a small amount of rearrangement needed so that both ends of the serviette were more or less the same length.
  9. This produces a very chic knot, great for both formal and informal settings.

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