Sol laces

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: 

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.

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 Elizabeth Horta Correa on January 15, 2013 at 7:52am

Hello, boys and girls. Happy new year!

Let me know what are you doing in these days. What you have at your frame or at your pillow?

At my work pillow Y have teneriffe lace wheels that Y study how to join it.


Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on December 14, 2012 at 3:33am

You are always very kind, Loreley.Thanks


Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 13, 2012 at 3:48pm

Striking earrings.  What an interesting idea.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on December 13, 2012 at 3:37pm

A maxi earring with sol lace or tenerife lace made with gross thread.


Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on December 13, 2012 at 3:33pm

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on November 14, 2012 at 8:26pm


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Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 14, 2012 at 2:31pm

Elizabeth: very beautiful.  I really like the bib-style collar.  Would you please add your photo to our PHOTOS.  Instructions are here, paragraph 4.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on September 14, 2012 at 7:52am

Our new sol lace.


Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on September 14, 2012 at 7:48am

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 13, 2012 at 5:27pm

Brona found some marvelous Hvar (Croatian) sol laces:


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