I’ve started a blog for waterlogged basketry materials located at: www.waterloggedbasketry.blogspot.com and would appreciate your input. Some of the research I have done over the past few years is represented here included a table of conservation information regarding wet sites in the NW that contained waterlogged basketry material, cross sections of fresh and degraded materials etc.
This is, of course, a work in progress. As I have been pulling together the research and testing projects completed over the past few years I began to feel the desire to share some of my thoughts and find another way to learn from other peoples experiences. I would like this to become a sharing space for those thinking about some of the issues related to conservation of waterlogged basketry materials.
I have not yet put the testing results up on the blog- however, some of the summaries of those tests may make it there as I try to explain my new thoughts and approaches.
Looking forward to your input-