Serviette/Napkin, Tulip Fold.

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“My interest in serviette folding was born on a wet day at my Grandmother's house, I was a pre teen and helping her with the ironing and watched while she ironed serviettes into wonderful shapes and neatly stacked them for use. I asked her to show me how and she did. Once you know several folds and people see them, they often have at least one other that you haven't seen before, you gain knowledge of the new one and on it goes. 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 was called the Tulip fold and is a simple variation of Serviette/Napkin Folding, Informal Drop and Tie and Serviette Napkin Folding , Basic With Napkin Ring. In fact I thought it was the same, but making the pleat in the middle creates a central petal longer than the two side ones and gives a fractionally different end result. I'll let you decide which you suits your table best. Excellent and easy with cloth serviettes. You will need one serviette ring per serviette.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 paper, serviette (large)
  • 1 cloth, serviette (large)
  • 2 napkin rings


  1. Lay your serviette square out flat before you in a diamond shape.
  2. Fold the South point of the diamond up to meet the North point of the diamond.
  3. Place one hand on the North point and the other at the center of the base of the triangle, lift the serviette up so that you create a ridged pleat that stands up between your fingers. Lay the serviette down flat so that you have a triangle with a raised ridge running vertically down the centre.
  4. Take the East point and bring it up to a point half way towards the North point, this will create a pleat in the right hand side, repeat with the West point.
  5. Slip the serviette ring onto the base of the serviette where the folds meet and pull about 1/3 of the way up.
  6. Fan out your tulip so that the central pleat and the sides are symetrical.

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