Sat Apr 1, 2017 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 for a repair is much more difficult than using round reed. It doesn't insert into an already woven basket very easily. But if it's rim damage, then it works pretty well. I don't have the willow listed on line. Give me a call. I'll be in the shop on Saturday 10-2 (Berkeley, CA)

  • willow Deb Kinghan, Fri Mar 31 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... more
    • willow JIm Widess, Sat Apr 1 2:37am
      • 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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