Meet the Makers: Lisa McClure

Updated: May 25

I cannot tell you the joy I get from speaking to people that have caught the creative bug. This month I spoke to creative, Lisa McClure about her basket-making journey - and although she's a newbie to the craft (and our lovely Craft School Oz Community) she's produced some absolutely gorgeous results.

'I started making baskets last year. We were in the midst of Melbourne's extensive lockdown when Ruth’s online tutorials inspired my craft obsession. It was the perfect pastime.

I lost my lovely husband three years ago. My family has had a tough few years. I live with our 3 wonderful teenagers in Melbourne’s inner east - it’s a bit of a madhouse with too many pets and a large garden. I work part-time in a fabulous providore in Fitzroy. Needless to say, there’s not a lot of time for planned creativity.

In a way, my creativity was largely stymied for a long time. During the lockdown, I had plenty of time for reflection. Anxiety had bubbled and risen, and the boredom had cast a blanket over us all. Basket-making was a godsend.