Sol laces - Soles

Sol laces include Tenerife, Nanduti, and Hvar. These are all made on a base of threads laid as spokes of a wheel. Motifs are often round, but may be hexagonal, square, or sometimes complex shapes.

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Some sources of information

Alexandra Stillwell's book on Tenerife lace is available as a free download (by her gift) from:  When you click on PDF the download will start immediately. 

Stillwell, Alexandra. The Technique of Teneriffe Lace, Charles T. Branford, Watertown, Mass , 1980, 149 pages. Note: with permission from the author. Posted May 20, 2009.File size 11.9MB PDF

There is also a DMC booklet on this form, available from the same online source. Look for Th. de Dillmont, TENERIFE

A new Japanese language book on Nanduti. Pages appear to be photos of individual motifs. So the lace maker follows what the picture shows. No verbal text. NANDUTI PARAGUAYAN EMBROIDERED LACE--JAPANESE CRAFT BOOK SP4

A set of patterns/templates by one of our members: 

How to make a tenerife cusion: 

ELIZABETH HORTA CORREA has several online sites: She says

At presente my two blogs, nhanduti.blogspot and rendatenerife.blogspot can be acessed at same adress :

At same adress is also  Teneriffe Lace Virtual Museum and my two facebook NHANDUTI DE ATIBAIA and ELIZABETH HORTA CORREA. And the Pinterest "ELIZABETH CORREA - Renda Sol, Sol lace, Soles, Renda Tenerife"

And at Youtube NHANDUTI DE ATIBAIA there are 3 step-by-step videos.

Also see:
My website has one page with a few photos:

A video showing how the work is done: 

Our album of photos: 

Other out-of-copyright books available on the internet from 



Photos of various sol laces and sol lace templates -   

Discussion Forum

Update on discussion of what people like to use as a base to make Teneriffe Lace 9 Replies

hello group membersI am new to Teneriffe Lace and am trying to find an affordable, reusable and comfortable form on which to make Teneriffe Lace. Would you be willing to offer a brief description of…Continue

Tags: Lace, Teneriffe

Started by Jess. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Aug 5, 2019.

Tenerife Lace tamplates

Dear Ladies,I have done some sol lace many years ago but wasn't taken with it.I do want to try and do it again. Could you tell me, please, whether you make your own templates for you pins or did you…Continue

Started by Miriam Gidron Jul 8, 2017.

Connecting pieces? 1 Reply

Hello all.I've been making those little medallions using the instruction from recommended books. However, I couldn't figure out how to connect them together. Continue

Started by Jaarlee. Last reply by Lorelei Halley Nov 24, 2014.

Learning Teneriffe Lace using The Technique of Teneriffe Lace by Alexandra Stillwell 20 Replies

I am thinking that it would be fun to learn this lace using the above free book.  I am going to start with the design on page 37, DMC thread size 20, and the Teneriffe Wheel - Circle from Snowgoose. …Continue

Tags: Teneriffe

Started by Linda Dumas. Last reply by Linda Dumas Apr 5, 2013.

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Comment by Jenny on June 22, 2020 at 5:14pm

Thank you Elizabeth. What a great turn up you had. It was a little late for me and I was sorry I missed it. I watched the video on my TV to get a bigger screen. 

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on June 22, 2020 at 5:08pm
Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on June 22, 2020 at 5:07pm

This is the link to video from SOL LACE DAY

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on June 22, 2020 at 5:03pm
Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on June 10, 2020 at 10:37am

20 jun

10H Brasília time (zone)/ Brazil local time

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on June 10, 2020 at 10:21am

Comment by Dorothy Morgan on May 25, 2020 at 9:18am is where you can find Stillwell’s book and others such as DMC’s booklet
Comment by Miriam Gidron on May 25, 2020 at 7:05am

Thank you all for your help and advice.

Right now I refrain from ordering books from abroad. I live in Israel and since the corona outbreak lots of mail from abroad does not arrive.

I pulled out Alex Stilwell's book and will have ago at it once more.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on May 25, 2020 at 6:46am

Hi, Ladies,

Let me help a little more. 

Miriam, Tejido de Soles, from Sandra Rodrigues, Puerto Rico is new but is not available at internet. You can buy it.

Books at Antique Pattern Libray are available at internet but aren't not recent, as you ask. They are from 1900.

I love Sol Lace and worked against forgetting it since 2005-6. My sites have material from Paraguay, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Spain, Canary Island, Croatia and wherever the Sol Lace is. You can search it at three blogs and  my two facebooks and Pinterest and Instagram. All this midias you can acess at the same adress: 

Jenny, here a link for Alexander Stillwell's book


Comment by Jenny on May 24, 2020 at 8:38pm

Hi Miriam,

I am self taught and have used 'The Technique of Teneriffe Lace' by Alexander Stillwell as a guide. It is in English. The book was supposed to be on the Antique Pattern Library for free download, but I cannot find it. I have a hard copy of my own. They are still available to buy.

The Antique pattern Library has a few resources that may be help, just do a search for 'Sol Lace' or 'Teneriffe lace'.

I have also found lots of inspiration in the internet via Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.

The pieces coming out of South america are amazing, and there is some interesting pieces coming out of Japan now too that I have spotted.

My pieces are only simple, and I  use a simple shape like a square or circle, then join them together. Maybe one day I may go bigger, and use different shapes, but there are so many other things to do, and life just gets in the way sometimes. 


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