Having a friend who DOES have one (in Michigan) I know that they are also trixy little machines, and moderately easy to screw up. She won't loan hers out for that reason, because even well-meaning but non-expert users or an accidental drop can cause serious problems. So it probably would be best if one person bought it, and then charged others a small usage fee, while the owner supervised the process.
I know I would bring several projects to pleat, if someone brought one of these to Clothiers or Bobbin & Weaving. I've seen the magic, and I'm willing to pay for the machine to turn hours and hours into less than 15 min task. (Well, you still need to iron & starch it first.)
Gallazandra does a fair bit of pleatwork, anyone else?
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