Napkin Folding Blog

Get your expert advice on napkin folding with step-by-step instructions on how to create your own unique napkin folds for your special occasion. I have over 20 years of experience in creating stunning events both large and small. Now I want to teach you how to fold napkins on my napkin folding blog. Join me here to learn The Art of Napkin Folding and Entertaining!

Napkin Folding “Sailboat”

It’s a beautiful day to sit out by the water. If you’re not near the beach, then the next best thing would be to create your own water-themed table setting! Today, I will be showing you the step by step instructions of “The Sailboat”.

The napkin I am using is a 191/2 x 19 inches.

                          

            1) Open your napkin. Although I’m using a multicolored

        napkin in the demonstration, a plain one will suffice.

2) Fold it downward in half.

           3) Fold the top right corner down. *Note: There’s about

                       half an inch exposed. This is because of the size of my napkin.

      4) Take the bottom right corner and fold it to the left.

        5) Now, fold the top left corner down to the right.

 6) Pick the bottom half and fold it upward

approximately 2 inches.

   7) Fold the other half to the back.

      8) Dress it up with a flag. Enjoy your day! :)

Part 1: Business Etiquette Expert

My first encounter with business etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore, the author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work, was at a meeting of the Domestic Estate Managers Association, or DEMA for short. Jacqueline was the guest speaker at the event I attended.

While listening to Jacqueline speak about business etiquette, I noticed that she was very intelligent, smooth and poised. She covered many aspects of business etiquette during her discussion, and to my own surprise, I never once got bored. Hours had passed, but it felt as if the clock was barely moving.

Jacqueline interacted with all of the DEMA meeting attendees, and gave each person asking questions her undivided attention. My favorite quote from her speech would have to be, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know in business,” but I also liked her husband’s thoughts on the topic. Jacqueline told us that he always says, “It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.” Who knows you … the words hit me like a rock. After all, that’s why I started this blog!

Before her speech was over, Jacqueline mentioned that she was working on a new book and that she had to consult with her literary agent a woman named Rita Rosenkrantz. At the end of Jacqueline’s lecture, I decided to go up and talk to her. Several other people had the same idea, so I had to wait a few minutes before introducing myself. After mentioning that I had met Rita in New York several years ago, I told Jacqueline that I was an artist with a passion for napkin folding and tabletop design.

My comments piqued her interest, and Jacqueline invited me for tea to discuss my plans. Stay tuned for part 2.

Napkin folding ” Montana “

Welcome, This is my second blog, and I would like to share with you a napkin fold that I have learned while working for a prestigious caterer. I named it ” Montana.” It’s a very simple and elegant fold.

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1) Open your napkin.
If available, use one that is 22×22 inches.
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2) Fold in half.
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3) Fold once more into a quarter.
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4) Place the top pointer in the center
and bring the two sides closer to the middle
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5) Tuck about a third of the top napkin to the back.
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6) Now, the tricky part here is …
to hold both hands ( only one hand is
displayed because my other hand
was needed to click the camera shutter )
approximately in the middle of napkin
and push it up from the bottom.
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7) This is the finished look.
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Final step: Place the finished product on a charger
and enjoy your beautiful fold.

Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to my first blog post on my brand new website!  I’m looking forward to sharing lots of entertaining ideas with you, including napkin folding, decorating, and so much more.