Colours of willow
Video of making a bike basket
Traditional English Willow basketmaker. Assen, Netherlands
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Repairs and Reproductions
With care, a willow basket can last a lifetime. However,
they are damaged. I can repair many willow baskets as you will see
here. If you have a basket which needs repair, let me know what your
A common repair that I've made on many occasions is to replace
the handles of cheap shopping baskets. My shopping basket handles are anchored properly and
don't fall out.
If you need a repair or reproduction basket please contact me.
dogs don't chew their baskets to any significant extent. Ours never
has. However, some do. One way of trying to stop them is by spreading
something unpleasant tasting, such as English mustard, on the parts
that they chew.
This basket was made by me originally but
returned in the state above left after a few weeks. I repaired it as
shown above right, recommended mustard, and thought that was the end of
Next year, the same basket came back to me in the state
shown below and left. I repaired it a second time, this time not quite
into the same shape as original, and hope that the dog will now chew
something else !
This customer brought the rather elderly and broken log basket basket
on the left in for repair, but unfortunately the basket was too damaged
to fix. I made the reproduction on the right. When baskets are as damaged
as this it's time for a replacement instead of repair. However,
ask me about your damaged basket and I will
let you know how likely it is that I can repair it.
The child's basket saddle on the right is another basket which was
brought in for repair. In this case it looks OK in the photo but it has
woodworm and is falling apart. I made the duplicate on the left.
A reproduction butchers bike basket to replace the rather worn out basket on the left. I have made many reproduction baskets for old bicycles and if you have a bike which needs a special basket I can make one for your bike too.
I also have a web page showing reproduction bicycle
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