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

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.

Number of Spokes 6 Replies

I am trying to do the pattern in the Alexandra Stillwell book on Teneriffe Lace.  The sample pattern shows with 36 spokes/pins.  I bought a plastic canvas and it has 122 spokes I can create.....which…Continue

Started by sunela thomas. Last reply by Kate Wild Jan 27, 2013.

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Comment by Lorelei Halley on January 18, 2011 at 6:24pm

Spanish to English translation
During these years, some people have shown us beautiful pieces of lace ñandutí or hano tenerife that found in a trunk, usually the mother or grandmother's trousseau. Thinking of access and access to lace eses without people having to discard them. Then plan a virtual library. VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF LACE DE TENERIFE intends to carry out a collection with collaboration. The person becomes a co-author of the blog, doing a "post" with a picture of old lace, sharing with us, stakeholders and lace your fit without letting go of the piece.


This is a google translation.

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on January 18, 2011 at 11:17am

Durante estos años, algunas personas nos han mostrado hermosas piezas de ñandutí o de encaje de tenerife que hano encontrado en un baúl, por lo general la madre o de el ajuar de la abuela. Pensando en tener acceso y dar acceso de eses encajes sin que la gente tenga que desprenderse de ellos. Entonces planeamos una colección virtual. El MUSEO VIRTUAL DE ENCAJES DE TENERIFE propone llevar a cabo una recogida con colaboración. La persona se convierte en un co-autor del blog, haciendo un "post" con una foto de su encaje antiguo, compartiendo con nosotros, los interesados y encajeras su encaje sin desprenderse de la pieza. Haga clic en y conosca.

 Elizabeth H Correa

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on December 30, 2010 at 9:10pm

Jenny your tenerife lace is beautiful.

That is another lace I have yet to try!!!!!

Oh dear! 2011 looks like it is going to be Very busy with all these new ideas/laces to try!!!

Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 20, 2010 at 5:49pm

Jenny has recently posted a photo of her newest tenerife project.


Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 13, 2010 at 3:13pm
Comment by Lorelei Halley on December 1, 2010 at 9:28pm
Comment by Sherree on November 7, 2010 at 12:11pm
Oh, and I did join the beginners group too. Thank you.
Comment by Sherree on November 7, 2010 at 12:06pm
I have a broad spectrum of intrests. Which means, um, all of it! Sol or Teniriffe and any needle laces I see, I love. I tried to make my first teneriffe piece, sadly it was terrible. I'm keeping it just to prove to myself I'm getting better...whenever that happens.
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.

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