As my knowledge grows I am particularly enjoying repairing old baskets. I am really not at all tolerant of the throwaway culture we live in and the consequences of things like plastic on sea bird populations
The basket had been used to carry food to and from the allotment of its owner, until one day, the tea flask was just a little too heavy for the handle:
Having removed its lid and weaving down to the last wale, I replaced the stakes, rewove the top and border with new material and replaced the lid.
If you have a basket that has seen better days that you’d like repaired, send me a photo and some measurements, sometimes it isn’t possible to repair the basket but I many be able to recreate the basket from new material – don’t send it to landfill – get in touch!