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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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Alexandra Stillwell's book on Tenerife lace is available as a free download (by her gift) from:
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books.html#S 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: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/2750651.pdf
My website has one page with a few photos:
A video showing how the work is done:
Our album of photos: http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/sol-tenerife-nanduti
Other out-of-copyright books available on the internet from http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/lace.htm
Look for Proctor BOOKLET OF DESIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING TENERIFFE AND FILET LACE
and TENERIFFE LACE DESIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS (author unknown)
Photos of various sol laces and sol lace templates -
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
Started by Linda Dumas. Last reply by Linda Dumas Apr 5, 2013.