The Art of a Napkin
Have you ever run out of ideas for updating your look for the everyday or the holidays and end up doing the same old thing? Well, you’re not alone! Today there are so many different napkin styles and textures to choose from you can create any number of dramatic or fun shapes and styles. The possibilities are endless!
Whether the napkin is made of linen, airlaid or tissue, all you need is a square napkin and a few minutes of your time. Napkin folding is easier than you might think and is similar to origami. For the beginner, start with the easier folds and then work your way up to the harder, more intricate folds, which may take a little more time. Keep in mind that youdon’t need to stop the creativity there. Here are a few ideas to further extend your decorating theme:
Napkins can be used to identify the seating arrangements for your guests when you use the napkin with a place card. Simply create a Tootsie Roll fold shown at right to hold the place card or use a standard or shaped hole puncher to punch a hole in each corner of the card, string a colorful ribbon through the holes and tie around each napkin.
Remember that some folds may require stiffer fabric or may require some ironing to createor hold the most intricate napkin folds. When you use Dunilin® textured napkins from Hoffmaster®, you don’t have to worry about the ironing because these napkins have the look and feel of real linen and holds the most intricate napkin folds to make your table look amazing.
There are several websites that have numerous napkin folds demonstrated through video, pdf and diagrams or you create your own from origami books and websites such as origami napkin folding.