A couple of you asked how I attached the hooking to the lid of the picnic basket. Pretty simple ... after steaming (and let it dry overnight) I used fray check all around RIGHT next to the hooking, let dry and trimmed as close as possible. (It was hooked to be just a LITTLE smaller than the top.) I glued it down by applying some all-purpose glue, smearing it all over the bottom of the hooking, right up to the edges. Pressed it down by weighting it with some books overnight. Next day I used some very small matching cording and hot-glued it all around the edge to cover any raw edge of the hooking. I think it looks pretty good. It was easy!
Thanks for asking!