Sending this back to its owner today… or maybe tomorrow if the snow puts me off.
It was made in Sweden about 40-50 years ago and brought to the UK by the owners mother. The last 4 pictures show the damage. I’ve put on a new handle and pegged it with willow, replaced the broken and missing weaving on the base and sides. I also reinforced the base sticks and wrapped them. Hopefully there will be plenty of life in this lovely basket for years to come. @karen_lawrence_basketry #willow #willowrepair #willowbasket #willowbasketrepair #swedishbasket #shoppingbasket #newleaseoflife #mendit #I❤️repairing #basketryassociation