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 Miriam Gidron on March 13, 2019 at 3:32pm


I have a question. What do you do when you run out of thread , or when you finish a piece. I have checked in several places but couldn't find an answer. All answers will be appreciated. I will try them and see what suits me best.


Miriam in Israel

Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 3, 2018 at 1:24pm

Barbara - This page has a lot of information that will be useful. Alex Stillwell's book is good for basic construction methods and stitches used. The links under "also see" are quite good, especially for nanduti. Teneriffe is the one most often seen. Nanduti has unusual methods in setting up a project. They use a woven fabric as the base, then cut away all the cloth to release the lace medallions. It helps in constructing complex pieces with several motifs, and getting them all arranged in proper relation to each other. If you look through all the links on this page, you will have heaps and heaps of information. Keep us posted on your explorations.

Comment by Barbara Gordon on December 2, 2018 at 9:12pm

I have just recently heard about these two laces and would like to learn more about them.  That would be the Nandufi and the Hvar.  There is also another one, but I can't remember the name at this time.  I am always interested in something new although right now I am having problems with my right hand and will probably need surgery on it.  Good time to do some reading on these laces.

Comment by Jenny on September 25, 2017 at 5:54pm

Lorelei that site is so interesting! Thanks for sharing. I have used 5 sided shapee in 3D to make soft balls for a baby, but never used them flat with other shapes. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 21, 2017 at 7:23pm

I came across this site, and having just seen Linda's tenerife mat, I was intrigued about how to make a mat from shapes other than round or square. Pentagons and stars.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on September 20, 2017 at 10:35am

Hi there!

Let us see it Linda. I'm always hopefull with Tenerife Lace projects!

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 19, 2017 at 6:41pm

Here is a link to Elizabeth's pinterest board:

Comment by Jenny on September 19, 2017 at 5:06pm

Cant's wait to see Linda! I am sure it will be beautiful.

Comment by Linda Dumas on September 19, 2017 at 9:23am

Ever since I saw the beautiful work of Elizabeth Horta Correa's doilies, I have been wanting to make a piece of my own.  I have made 1 large round motif and now finishing the 8th of 8 smaller motifs.  I have been looking at all that is available to me especially Elizabeth's pictures on Pinterest to see how I will attach them together.  I will post pictures and let you know how it is going.

Comment by Linda Dumas on September 19, 2017 at 9:19am

thank you for the responses.  I agree that sometimes, it doesn't matter, but I'm working on a motif where threads will need to travel from one point to another and I'm calling that the wrong side.


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