New life in an old basket

broken bike basketBack in August I met a lovely lady at the Kilmihil Craft Fair.

She'd taken a recent tumble of her high nelly bike and her bike basket had gotten badly damaged and was unusable and was hoping I could bring it back to life.

The basket had taken quite a bit of damage to the back - the very part which needed to be strong at that's where it attached to the frame.

repaired bike basketI started by removing the damaged top part of basket and began by adding in new uprights around the baskets then wove a three rod wale to give the basket back some strength and rigidity then switched to a beautiful lavender willow to add a section of English randing before switching back to a traditional brown willow for the border.

The result was a strong basket with many years of use ahead of it.

The customer was thrilled and thought it looked better than it did originally!