I am in need of some information about wicker creels. I have an older, "new" creel and it is very close to being given as a gift. I am not sure whether it should be stained and oiled or varnished. When I did the last one about 30+ years ago I believe I used wood stain and then a linseed oil mixture. If there are other options I would appreciate learning about them. I am not sure of whether this should be posted at this part of the forum. Thanks very much for the help with this request.