Give napkins a personal touch in a few easy steps.

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Cut out your initials/motifs form a sheet of embroidery transfer paper. Iron it (face down) onto a clean, pressed napkin.  Fix this taut in the embroidery ring.  Use thread to cover all visible lines with a simple backstitch (visit coatscrafts.co.uk). Fill the letters with a contrasting colour.

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Napkin, £18 for four, Brissi at johnlewis.com; Embroidery kit, (includes alphabet transfers), £20 paperchase.co.uk. Ranunculous stem, from £1, rebelrebel.co.uk. Cutlery, 36p; plain side plate, 19p both to hire, joneshire.co.uk; Yellow plate, £16, anthropologie.eu. Ribbon, £3.95 per metre, vvrouleaux.com

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As seen in the March/April 2013 issue of Brides