Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fold Three Times

Several years ago I misunderstood the ancestral napkin-folding yoga I learned as a girl. A brief and recent surf yielded countless elaborate ways to present a cloth napkin as a table decoration, but none of the old school table setting strategies I remember from Amy Vanderbilt's "Book of Etiquette" (that is illustrated by Andy Warhol).

Fold a cloth napkin three times, being careful to square the grain so that you get a neat result. Fold once in half, again into a square, and one last time so that the open side with the hems is to the right. Place the napkin to the left of the plate.

Simple folds are more sanitary, because less handling is required -30-

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