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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Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2019

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 Lorelei Halley on September 18, 2017 at 9:24pm

good point

Comment by Jenny on September 18, 2017 at 7:38pm

I think in theory the wrong side is facing up as you work, but in reality, when I take mine off the pad I cannot tell the difference. I do mainly needleweaving in mine though. If it was mainly knotting, it would make a difference

Comment by Lorelei Halley on September 18, 2017 at 7:21pm


According to Alex Stillwell, in her book, the side of the work facing the pattern is the right side. But she also says to look at both sides, and if the "wrong side" looks better, use that as the "right side".

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.


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