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 November 6, 2010 at 11:36am
Sherree, tkank you. I will post another piece, similar this one.
Lorelei, I think I have to make your classes too. Let me no when you start it.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 5, 2010 at 6:13pm
Sherree: are you specifically interested in the sol laces? If so, i recommend the 2 sources at the top of the box above. The site has downloadable files of the Stillwell book and the DMC book, both on tenerife. They will show you how to set up a project and start making the spoke web.

But if you are interested in general needlelace, you might want the BEGINNERS group, where I am thinking about setting up some weekly lessons. It may be about a week until I figure out how to do it.
Comment by Sherree on November 5, 2010 at 2:02pm
What a beautiful piece, thanks for sharing. My name is Sherree and I'm new here looking for ways to start doing lace pieces. I'm glad to be here, hope to make conections with other like minded lacers
Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 27, 2010 at 2:48pm
Elizabeth: that piece really is beautiful. I love the variety of lace decorations.
For us to translate.
Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on October 27, 2010 at 4:39am
I made a name index with historical researcher of the design of modules that we rescued. It is a like a "anthropological" piece. This INDEX is at blog Sorry, but is in portuguese.
Comment by Maureen Bromley on October 27, 2010 at 2:53am
This has spurred me on to go back to the Tenerife lace but it will have to be in the new year as I have several projects that need serious attention. The lace in this photograph is wonderful.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on October 26, 2010 at 9:14pm
Is there a place where I can find of the index pieces? That index is useful.
Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on October 26, 2010 at 7:13pm
If you go to the blog
there is a INDEX of the wheels of the piece
Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on October 26, 2010 at 7:09pm
And let add one photo:

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on October 26, 2010 at 7:03pm
You are correct in open this list. And I have to be a member of it.
And let me also indicate the site RENDA SOL (SUN LACE):

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