Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:22pm

Hi Weavers,

I just got in an antique pic-nic basket to repair and I am looking for willow to repair it. I have looked but can not find a supplier for the material I need. Can anyone suggest a source for this material ? Smallish and caramel color.

many thanks

Debbie Kinghan
Kinghan of Kalifornia
Monterey California
831 375 0701

    • willow JIm Widess, Sat Apr 1 2:37am
      Hi Debbie, I have buff and white willow in 6' lengths. At least buff and white only take an hour of soaking in hot water and 30 minutes of mellowing to make it ready for use - but working with willow ... more
      • Re: willow The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Sat Apr 1 6:25pm
        Oh Jim, I'm so happy to hear that you DO have buff and white willow, I thought you had discontinued carrying it at all. So at 6' lengths the butts must be pretty big diameter then, right? The Wicker... more
        • willow JIm Widess, Sat Apr 1 7:24pm
          The butts aren't really too big. 1/4" or slightly larger. I've used it to repair rims on may baskets. Jim
    • Re: willow The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Fri Mar 31 11:35pm
      Hi Debbie, What you are looking for is "buff" willow. It's been boiled and then the bark is taken off to expose the inner willow that is a light brown or honey color. When I was in England in 2006 on ... more
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