Serviette/Napkin Folding, Fleur De Lis in a Glass Version3

“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 very similar to Fleur de Lis in a Glass Versions 1 and 2, but the method of making it is different and it results in a tall central point at the top and side points with much less definition. 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.”

Ingredients Nutrition

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


  1. Take your square napkin, lay it totally flat before you, then fold it in half horizontally.
  2. Fold again, this time vertically so that you have before you a square a quarter the size of your original square.
  3. Only one of the 4 corners will have 4 open or loose edges. Rotate the square before you so that it looks like a diamond with the four open edges pointing to the top.
  4. We will call the points on your diamond shape East, West, South and the open edged bit, North.
  5. Starting at the East point, accordion fold the serviette until you are at the West point. Keep a firm hold on the East/West points once the accordion fold is complete, and you will see that you have a bigger fan at the top (the top has 4 open points of the serviette) and a smaller fan at the bottom.
  6. Take the bottom point of the bottom fan and curl it up upon itself like a snail shell until you are almost at the East/West points in your other fingers. The snail shell curl will anchor the fan in the glass and help it to keep its shape.
  7. Place the fan into a wine or water glass and you will have a small standing fan in a semi Fleur de Lis style but with smaller side points.
  8. Arrange the pleats to that they are even and neat.

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