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, 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 Jenny on November 27, 2016 at 10:13pm
Hi Lorelei, back on the iPad again & I can't see pics of lace. Sorry, I must have missed you previous post back in Early November. I have been playing with square shapes which are on my bolg.
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on November 27, 2016 at 6:55pm

It could be worked as Punto in Aria, but I would not want to try!! The centre of the circles look raised, as if threads pass over each other and make a bit of a lump.

What a big project, with so many rings to work. I get bored too easily to try something like that!!

Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 27, 2016 at 6:33pm

Elizabeth - I found it on facebook, where it was posted among a bunch of photos taken at a lace event (I think). Here is the person, Angel Estevez. If you click on the nanduti fan, the photo I posted the link for is buried in that collection.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on November 27, 2016 at 5:50pm

Hi, Loreley

Let me know, please, the credits of this photo. Where you found it? It's from a museum site?


Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 27, 2016 at 5:07pm

This photo is not close enough for me to be sure how it was made. But it looks more like sol lace than like punto in aria needle lace. An interesting way of arranging a group of motifs.

Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 11, 2015 at 6:16pm


What have you been doing with sol laces recently? Is there some place where we can see pictures of your recent work?

Comment by Jenny on November 10, 2015 at 11:41pm
Lorelei, thank you, thank you, thank you, for sharing! I am on my iPad & internet is slow, but I can see some beautiful work. I somehow ended up on a blog which has some pics of some stunning table linen. The edges are inspiring, as are those square motifs which I have yet to try. I will have a good look on the PC tomorrow.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 10, 2015 at 5:22pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley on March 8, 2015 at 6:28pm

We will be eager to see your results.

Comment by Jean Bowen on March 8, 2015 at 8:10am

I have just received the Teneriffe lace book by Alexandra Stillwell, and am in the process of making up a 'wheel'. As usual I have so many other projects in the pipeline, am not sure when I shall get started, but I am sure I will find the time, somehow!!!


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