Websites such as marthastewart.com and bumbleelinens.com provide systematic photographed instructions on how to fold dinner napkins. In each step, there is a picture and instructions on how to recreate it, making it easy for even amateurs to follow the methods.
Napkins can be folded to resemble many different shapes, such as a turkey, lotus, pinwheel or an open book. Examples on marthastewart.com also include napkins folded into a rose arrangement, an envelope, a bowtie and a hat. There are different styles for different occasions such as dinner parties and tea parties, as well as napkin folding methods for holding pastries such as buns.