For those who love hand made lace.
The sol laces include Teneriffe and Nanduti. They originated in the highly elaborate corners of drawn thread embroidery, but are now made on a network of threads laid down in a spoke pattern, as radii of a wheel. Motifs are usually round but can be square or hexagonal. Nanduti often has very unusual and complex shapes for its motifs.Nandhuti lace, Tenerife lace.
Latest Activity: Jun 9
NEEDLELACETALK has a group for the sol laces. Please look there.
Alexandra Stillwell's book on Tenerife lace is available as a free download (by her gift) from:
There is also a DMC booklet on this form, available from the same online source. Look for Th. de Dillmont, TENERIFE
Other out-of-copyright books available on the internet from http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/html/warm/lace.htm
Look for Proctor BOOKLET OF DESIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING TENERIFFE AND FILET LACE
and TENERIFFE LACE DESIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS (author unknown)
My website has one page with a few photos:
A video showing how the work is done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDJAk6nQnDQ
An album of photos on NEEDLELACETALK: http://needlelacetalk.ning.com/photo/albums/sol-tenerife-nanduti