Inspiration, reference, training, challenge

This book is a training manual, a host's reference guide, inspiration for new ideas for table settings, and a challenge for those who want to learn a new skill. Napkin folding is even a lovely therapy for people who need to increase their dexterity and co-ordination and keep their hands and brain supple.

At an exhibition a young man told me that he used napkin folding as a party trick: at dinner he would amaze his friends by folding his napkin into his favourite design and challenging them to try it too. He was delighted to hearn that there were dozens, hundreds of different ways to fold a napkin.