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Cone folding giving ordinary napkins extraordinary looks
The process of cone folding makes ordinary napkins look amazing. It is easier type of folding and requires least experience. The better one practices cone folding better would be the cone made. Napkins are used mainly for lunch or dinner. By applying little bit of starch and ironing on the napkins one can obtain beautiful and attractive designs. If some one is new to this cone folding art one should take certain tips in mind. Cone is actually a three dimensional configuration and it is a solid figure with circular base.
One can make different shapes of cones by just simply cone folding the napkin. The shapes of leaf, heart, triangle and flame can be made by cone folding process. The napkins given different shapes just by changing the method of cone folding involved in napkin. The starch gives the napkin firmness and iron helps in giving shape and strength. Starch makes the material of napkin hard and firm. Many useful items of day to day use can be made with the help of cone folding technique.
First of all place napkin on flat surface and then sprinkle starch on it and after spraying starch, press it with iron. Then fold napkin horizontally with half of it downwards and second half portion away from person folding the napkin. Then make quarter of napkin by cone folding it. Spin the napkin in such a manner that the front end of it is positioned away from oneself. The napkin would now appear like a diamond. Now by cone folding the topmost edge of the napkin turn it downward and smooth it out.
New fold should be inclined at the boundaries of the base of napkin. The shape of napkin would still appear like diamond. Then toss napkin over and fold the left edge of napkin to near about one-third of its length. Make sure that new fold is inclined towards the left side; cone is now taking final shape. Push the sides of napkin into flap towards the left to give cone folding napkin right shape.
Napkins find their use when someone is holding dinner party, as napkins are of great help for cleaning dirty hands after taking meal. Giving napkin shape of cone by cone folding, one can make a simple napkin appear trendy.
One can also make tulip flower with the help of cone folding technique. Tulip is a nice addition for a table. First of all apply starch to the napkin and iron the napkin. Napkin which is used for making the tulip should be good looking with flower prints on it. While making tulip the napkin should be folded with the printed side positioned downward. In case the napkin does not have flower printed on it, put the side which is to be shown downward. Now by cone folding the napkin from middle and from corner and corner, the napkin would look like a triangle.
Repeat the same steps of cone folding on the other side of the napkin. Now hold the napkin from half by keeping the fold outwards. Now gently open napkin and put it on smooth surface. The napkin folds would lay flat. Napkin cone folding is a useful technique for making objects of different shapes.