Needing more lace for my second try at the princess slip, I decided to try La Peraza this time. They have beautiful imported laces, at beautiful imported prices. Needing fourteen yards of one inch insertion pretty much ruled out the $35.00 and $70.00 imported laces. I asked to see domestic laces but the ones that I like were agotado, which translates to exhausted but means out of stock. Sighing, I explained that I needed fifteen meters (I had decided to get extra just in case). Standing next to me was a young man who took pity on me. He recommended that I go to Huacho Martin and ask for encaje bollillo.
At Huacho, I asked for the encaje bolillo at the lace counter and was directed to the back where the appliques were. Turns out it’s bobbin lace. I found some that I liked for $7.50 a meter. Anticipating needing a bit of insertion with the VPLL 1912 Project, I inquired as to how much was in a roll. 100 meters was the answer and there didn’t seem to be much of a discount. A 100 meter roll costs $705.00, I’ll just pay the extra 3.5 cents a meter and buy as needed.