Sol Laces

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.

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Another Source

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 



Also see:

From Elizabeth Correa --

At present my two blogs, nhanduti.blogspot and rendatenerife.blogspot can be acessed at same adress :

At same adress is also  Teneriffe Lace Virtual Museum and my two facebook NHANDUTI DE ATIBAIA and ELIZABETH HORTA CORREA. And the Pinterest "ELIZABETH CORREA - Renda Sol, Sol lace, Soles, Renda Tenerife"

And at Youtube NHANDUTI DE ATIBAIA there are 3 step-by-step videos.
My website has one page with a few photos:

A video showing how the work is done: 

An album of photos on NEEDLELACETALK:


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Comment by Patty Foley on August 6, 2020 at 10:36pm

I watched this video the other night!!  oh my goodness...  I want to get this wooden form.  it looks so stable to work with!

Comment by ELIZABETH HORTA CORREA on April 10, 2019 at 5:46am

Comment by ELIZABETH HORTA CORREA on March 29, 2019 at 4:00am


Sorry I'm not a frequent member but now I have a lot of news. I have a new site with all my blogs and social medias: And a  Youtube channel NHANDUTI DE ATIBAIA with  a step by step of Tenerife Lace. site:

Please "like it" and so on. And say me what you think about video. Only portuguese but picture says all people need.

Elizabeth Correa

Comment by Jenny on May 2, 2016 at 11:13pm

Sandra, although I cannot understand a word of that video, it is worth 1,000 words. That is just about how I do mine, but on a smaller scale and with finer thread. They use a block of wood with nails, I use my two layers of plastic construction with pins. I can take the pins out very easily, so I do a coral knot through the top of the loop, jumping from one loop to the next. As I work the coral knot at the top, I put the pin back in and move to the next loop, take that pin out, coral knot, put pin back in and so forth. 

Comment by Sandra Figg on May 2, 2016 at 2:34pm

Oh!   In answer to my previous question, I've found this video!   She takes the left hand side of one double strand, and the right hand strand of the double strand to the left and those are the 2 that she knots together.   So the knot is done around 2 spokes from 2 side by side double spokes.   The part about the finishing knots at the edge is around 11:20 in the video:

Comment by Sandra Figg on May 2, 2016 at 12:52pm

I have a question about the lasst set of knots, that is close to the edge of the circle.    My directions say to split the 2 strands and make the knot.   Do they mean, knot one of the strands, and skip the other ~or~ do they mean put a knot in each of the 2 strands that lay together?  Here's a pic of where I separated and put a knot on one of the strands of each set.... I think it's wrong.

Comment by Jenny on May 1, 2016 at 11:15pm

WOW! That is a lot of WIPs. I made a list of mine some time back and then they numbered approx 80. I have finished a few since then, but I always start new things too.

Comment by Sally Olsen on May 1, 2016 at 12:41pm

Long ago my friend made lists of her pieces.  She currently has 190 pieces of embroidery in progress, 460 ready to work on and 200 finished.  She had 20 pieces that she has finished in the past 2 years in the local exhibit last week.  She works on different pieces depending on the season or deadlines or where she will be.  She has portable projects for trips and waiting rooms and larger projects for home.  Her life is not dull and she makes good use of her time.  She's always going places and stitching.

Comment by Elizabeth Ligeti on April 29, 2016 at 7:59pm

How dull life would be without a cupboard full of UFOs to go back to now and again!!!!!!

Comment by Sandra Figg on April 29, 2016 at 2:15pm

I wanted to leave this link to pictures that I found on facebook - the photo album is public, and she has many examples of this kind of work and of a craft exhibit workshop, also.   I'm guessing it's in Russia, can't tell for sure!


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