I experimented a bit with the handle of this basket. I used such a lovely piece of Ash that I wanted to leave a bit of it exposed. Using steamed willow to wrap the handle, but not filling all of the gaps, made a great contrast. Well, I liked it, my friend said that it looked unfinished. I told him to 'go away'. He's a pesk anyway, so his opinion never counts.
This basket was woven for The Shepton Witch. I said a little prayer over it, in the hope it might imbue the basket with a little love and positivity for her healing and for very successful berry picking. :)