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Serviette/ Napkin Folding, Set Into a Wine Glass

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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. Here's a step-by-step instruction on how to make one of the easiest of them all.. a simple folded on with the napkin ring holding everything in place. Works well with cloth napkins, or larger paper ones. I have included step-by-step photographs to illustrate/supplement the written directions. This one I learned in the Oasis restaurant in tiny township of Omarama, New Zealand.”

Ingredients Nutrition

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


  1. Lay your serviette square out flat before you.
  2. Begin folding accordion/pleating style from the bottom, all the way up to the top. Make each fold/ pleat about 3/4" - 1" (2 cm - 2.5cm) wide.
  3. Fold the pleated napkin in half.
  4. Place the serviette into the wine glass, folding the first inch at the base underneath to keep pleats in place.
  5. Unfold the pleats and shape into a fan. Interlock the two center pleats if needed to keep the fan intact.

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