I'll be taking it back to the shop sometime to have it stained a light walnut color. It will give the natural reed in the basket a nice hue and also make the blues more prominent. I chose the blues to go with my Pfaltzgraff Yorktowne dishes :-)
Basketworks and More, where I took the class, is the new shop opened by Cheryl McKinsey Dixon, who is the person I originally learned to weave baskets from (at her old shop "The Basketworks", which was located on Earl Avenue in Lafayette). It's located in the West Lafayette Payless shopping plaza; stop by to see her baskets and her jewelry as well as sampling the coffees and teas she carries.