I have been loving working with the antique Teneriffe lace loom that my sister sent me.
I decided that I needed to figure out how other people could join in the fun and make Teneriffe lace.
The answer of course, is ‘upcycling’!
So, I drew out the pattern for a Teneriffe Lace loom:
The loom has a 2 inch/5 cm diameter circle of 52 holes.
Print it out so that it’s 2 inches across or to the size that you want to work with.
I made one loom with sturdy plastic that I upcycled from an old daytimer cover, and another one with cardstock from our recycling bin. Both work great.
I also made a pin cushion by stitching 2 pockets together from a pair of dead blue jeans that I have been using in other upcycling projects.
I stuffed it ferociously full to make it VERY firm, and sewed it shut. It works perfectly for the base for making the Teneriffe lace.
You can see it, and full instructions on how to weave lovely Teneriffe Lace motifs.
Note: These instructions are based on my experiments with this loom, so may well be different from the way that other people present Teneriffe Lace. I’m happy with the outcome, but I just wanted you to be aware that there may be some folk who dispute the way I do this.
I made a video of how I make Teneriffe Lace with this loom:
In the meantime, there are a couple of other Teneriffe Lace videos that I have made: