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My new-to-me wicker doll carriage has split wicker where the cord holding the cloth top in place on one side was tied. I am just going to use this for displaying one of my old dolls. Can I just glue the ends of the wicker together? The old wheels are a little wobbly,and the red gingham top is a little soiled along the metal rods that hold it up, but the lace trim is perfect, as is the rest of the wicker is beautiful! Thank you for any help! (~.~) Ellen

Yes you can. Use regular white glue and if necessary, some kind of clamp to hold till it dries. You can use cloths pins, chip clips or whatever. Just place some wax paper over the repaired area so the clamp won't stick.
 Good Luck and Enjoy,

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