Needlewoven lace made from spokes of wheel shape.
The one left, is unusual in that the complete wheel is not used in order to form these trees.
In the 30's and 40's this lace was also known as Polka spiderweb Lace.
||This lace appears to originate in the Canary Islands (Spain), specifically on the island of Tenerife. Pins are inserted in a block of wood and the spokes of the wheel are wound around. Then a needle is woven in between the spokes forming the wheel or "sun".|
...made from 13 large wheels and 68 smaller ones joined together to make this lovely collar.
||Lesser quality made with heavier thread and less intricate fillings.|
More Sol lace owned by Ilska Thompson
view the book "Dentelle Teneriffe" pdf file
the Technique of Tenerife Lace, ~ Stillwell, Alexandra ~Batsford ~ 1980 ~ Descrip: 141 pages, photo illustrations and line drawings. This book uses the pin method. Using paper wheels to mark where the pins should go. Teneriffe Lace ~ Kliot, Jules and Kaethe, ed. by ~ needlelace ~ English ~ Lacis ~ 1986 ~ ISBN 0-916896--22-6 Descrip: Teneriffe lace is a needle lace weaving technique- requiring a frame or form in addition to an ordinary needle and thread. A republication of portions of four outstanding manuals printed during the early 20th century- including the DMC title TENERIFFE LACE- this book brings the techniques to readily available tools and materials Enjoy Making Tenerife and Other Lace ~ Kaiser, Eunice Sonnenspitzen Teneriffa by Omas Handerbeits-Bibvliothek
- view the book "Dentelle Teneriffe" by Dillmont, Th. de 1931 (pdf file)
Closely related laces include Nanduti and Polka Spiderwebs
for more on Teneriffe in Paraguay
for more on Tenneriffe in Brazil
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