8. The Handle
To me, this would be the simplest, most basic form of making a handle from willow. Other types of handles that have a handle bow are virtually the same, except from the way they're finished.
Preparing handle weavers in advance is not always necessary, since many times the leftover cuts from making the border may be just right for this job.
If they're not, it's not a problem. The handle can also be woven after the basket had dried.