These are willow trivets or cooling trays. Willow scalloms are tied on to a hoop frame and then two rows of fitching across. Simple form. Katherine puts these into the “much harder than it looks” category! She learned this “basket” from Jenny Crisp, an excellent basketmaker in England. Katherine wrote about this workshop at the Basketmakers Association spring school at York in 2006 and we posted the article on our website here.