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 Linda Dumas on September 18, 2017 at 8:36am

I have been doing a little teneriffe lately.  I have come up with a question.  When you are working a motif, are you looking at the front or the back?

Comment by Jenny on November 28, 2016 at 9:03pm
Glad you are enjoying Teri.

Lorelei, the doily was made some time ago and the little squares have multiplied since that posting. For both you and Elizabeth, the end project will be revealed sometime next year.
Comment by Lorelei Halley on November 28, 2016 at 6:38pm


I like your little squares, and also the "teneriffe doiley"

Comment by Elizabeth Horta Correa on November 28, 2016 at 3:16pm

Hi, Jenny, you worked hard. So nice. I'm curios about the project.

Loreley and Elizabeth, I want credit about the piece because it seems very old pieces of soles carcereños of Spain. Is very beatiful, but I did'nt find the foto at FB.


Comment by Teri Dow on November 28, 2016 at 2:14am
Hi Jenny, thank you for detailing your blog address, I'm thoroughly enjoying reading about all your accomplishments and needle activities.
Comment by Jenny on November 28, 2016 at 1:45am
Thanks Liz
Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti. on November 27, 2016 at 11:08pm

Those squares are very pretty, Jenny.  Well done.

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.


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