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 caroline rousset-johnson on December 19, 2013 at 12:14pm

Lorelei, I saw this shape when I was doing research last week. It was from a Facebook page that belong to a lace maker from Croatia. You can see her album here:

I am looking for different frames, antique, vintage, or new... If you can help with any information as where/who/how to get them... or pictures, or in someone's collection or museums... please let me know. Thank you for your help.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 16, 2013 at 5:07pm
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on September 2, 2013 at 8:35pm

Very pretty. What a nice selection of patterns there, too.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on September 2, 2013 at 12:52pm

Merci, merci, merci.

Comment by Linda Grové on September 2, 2013 at 12:29am


Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 1, 2013 at 2:24pm

I love it.

Comment by Linda Dumas on September 1, 2013 at 9:55am

I love the color of this piece.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on September 1, 2013 at 7:51am

A new design: colour with white. 

Comment by Lorelei Halley on May 31, 2013 at 4:20pm

Now we also have the names of those various laces in Portuguese.  Useful to know.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on May 30, 2013 at 4:28pm


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