Here the false rim is woven in. The false rim is the two rows of round reed which will be covered by the real rim. This allows the rim to sit on something and not be floating in the air.
The spokes that have a weaver in front of it (as you look at it) are cut flush. The ones with a weaver to the outside are trimmed, pointed and tucked to the inside of the basket.
Bad photo. You can see all of the weavers are now tucked to the inside and the false rim is ready to be placed.
The rim is secured with zip ties. As I lash the basket I will cut out the zip ties.
Lashing the basket together.
The weaving is all done and the ends are all tucked.
Here's the basket in the staining the process. I like to use Danish Oil. My favorite color is Fruitwood.
The basket is all done!! It is now drying and airing out. This stain is quite stinky and will give headaches if not in a well ventilated area. I will wait to ship it.