Asked on Oct 1, 2017

How to repair a peach basket



4 answers
  • What is wrong with it?
  • Peg
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Can you post a picture?
    • Sandy
      on Oct 1, 2017

      no sorry, it's just a cheap peach basket that I already painted and am putting jute on the handles had it on the floor while I was painting another room and when I went around the corner I kicked it and crushed a small piece , if I could only find another piece. Its really thin and you know what a peach basket looks like at a farm stand. I'd like to save it if I can.
  • KattywhampusLOL
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Hello Sandygirl53 :) Here is a quote from an article (link follows):
    " ... Repairing Damaged Baskets
    Basketry repair and restoration is extremely difficult, because of the brittle nature of the basket, material matching problem (sometimes it’s no longer available), and color matching difficulties, to say nothing of destroying antique value if repaired badly.
    If your basket has been damaged in some way, minimize further damage by taking it out of circulation, don’t use it and keep it in a safe place until you can locate a basket repair expert or conservator.
    Don’t use any kind of masking tape, duct tape or any sort of adhesive as a stop-gap measure, because that may add to more broken pieces during the removal process.
    There are some Cane and Wicker restoration businesses that also repair baskets, so check on my National Furniture Repair Directory™ in both categories to see if you can locate a pro to help with your basket repairs. ..."

    I do wish I could have done more for you Sandygirl, but there is nothing that I can find about how to repair a peach basket; gullah sweetgrass baskets, Afrikans baskets, woven baskets, yes, but not a peach basket.
  • Sandy
    on Oct 1, 2017

    Thanks anyway.
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