I had this big thing planned..
A step by step walkthrough of the 530 and all it's features, with loads of pictures and stuff....
ANNNNDDDD then I got hit with this idea for the pleather kimono.
Which has seriously messed up my scheduling.
I have a doll dress 75% finished, but I can't focus on it until I get this thing out of my head.
I decided I wanted another treadle powered machine, preferably one that's not just a straight stitch, so I started looking at the modern alternatives.
ANNNNDDD, most of what I found doesn't live up to my quality requirements.
There's a Janome, for example, but it's mostly plastic.
So I thought to myself, "What would be the stupidest thing I could do?"
"Oh, I know! I'll treadle the 319!"
I bought 500 or so of the off sized needles it uses.
Just to be safe.
(I also ordered a straight stitch plate for it, for working on the doll clothing)