This wicker hamper was shipped to us from out of town. We have gotten several out of the area clients lately who think so highly of our work that they are willing to pay the postage. This vote of confidence makes us very happy!
What makes us sad is that someone used this lovely hamper as a stepping stool. Just so you all know, you should never, ever use your woven furniture for standing on. It is very sturdy stuff, but doesn't like shoes. We once had a chair come in that actually had a high heel shaped hole in the seat! Oops!
Fortunately we can re-weave broken items like this. We had to straighten out the metal shelf support and then weave a brand new shelf. As you can see, there were also lots of little broken strands on the hamper and on the decorative 'back splash'. With little breaks like this we just weave in a new strand, rather that re-weave the entire basket. The new fibers come in a pale 'natural' shade. Since the entire hamper is not being re-woven we will need to make a custom stain color and use it to touchup the repaired areas.