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 May 30, 2013 at 4:26pm

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on May 30, 2013 at 4:24pm

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on May 30, 2013 at 4:14pm


We have know a exposition RENDA BRASILEIRA (BRAZILIAN LACE) with the 6 laces that have any expression in Brazil.

I brinh the catalog photos:

Comment by Amber Lackey on February 27, 2013 at 7:52pm

As an update I thought I would let you know that the base work is done and now I am working on filling in the spokes with different streams of purple since that is in sister-in-law's favorite color. This is a trail run. If it works, I plan to do something similar for the IOLI convention competition. I will post a pictures as soon as I buy more batteries for the camera.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 27, 2013 at 3:05pm


Please add these 2 photos to our PHOTOS section.  They will be easier to find in the future.  Here are the instructions for how to do that:

4. Adding a photo from a comment box to our PHOTOS:

It is possible to take a photo posted into a comment box and add it to our PHOTOS, but it only works with relatively recent additions.  If you move your mouse over a photo in a comment box, and a hand appears, then that photo is one that CAN be added to our PHOTOS.  (Ning changed their software slightly some time around the end of 2010 or early 2011.)

Have 2 tabs open in your browser.  In the 1st click on PHOTOS, click on +ADD.  Keeping this tab open, go to the 2nd tab.  Go to the comment box where the photo is.  When your cursor moves over the picture, a hand will appear.  Click on the picture.  It will take you to a screen with only the photo on it.  Copy the url of the photo.  Go back to the 1st tab.  Copy the url to the slot on the +ADD screen.  Click on UPLOAD.  It will take some seconds.  You can then add a description and select an album to which you can add it.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 27, 2013 at 3:01pm


It is beautiful!  It is a nice mix of repetition and variety.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on January 27, 2013 at 6:56am

Terminamos. It's done!

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on January 27, 2013 at 6:43am


This "patent" is like the cushion that is used for years and years at Tenerife to make rosetas de Villaflor (see 

Comment by Sarah Bradberry on January 20, 2013 at 5:35pm

You might be able to find a koppo cushion but it may take years!

I think you could make one though. The top is leather and the bottom cloth and it's stuffed with sawdust. Here is the patent for it, in case you'd like to take a look

You could leave the grommet out of the centre but it is handy.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on January 20, 2013 at 4:56pm


Now I use the wood template (photos 2 anda 3 and at because I think modulus results better. More thread is thin, more this frame is better. If thread is more thick, the appropriate template is another and another.

I want to work with a cushion like Koppo, cushion that is used at tenerife. I think thar is the definitive solution. But I have to have time to work in this plan.

Sarah, you think we can buy Koppo cushion today?



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