How Did He Create Those Handles?

When Eric teaches a basket that has his personally-designed ear handles (such as his pencil basket, cottage business card or mountain tubs), I get this question a lot: “How did he create those handles.?”

All I can say, is that he came up with the design about six years ago and basically, it comes down to a pencil and a piece of cherry wood. He draws the handle outline on wood and then he painstakingly cuts it out and shapes every single handle. Very time-consuming but important to point out that EVERY piece in one of Eric’s baskets or basket kits are designed and created by him. I’m still in awe of his work and his craft.