How to Get Crafty & Help Support Greenwich Market

As time out turns into time in, many of us are discovering that learning new skills or revisiting old hobbies adds a positive focus to the day.

If you are looking for crafty ideas, either to pass the time, instil a little calm or perhaps to help with home schooling, take a look at the Greenwich Market website for inspiration.

While Greenwich Market is currently closed, the website provides a compendium of the talented traders and shops that make Greenwich such a wonderfully creative destination. Where better to seek for inspiration and a helping hand to hone your new skills?

From cookery to crafts, here are a few ways to enjoy some quality time at home while supporting Greenwich Market’s independent traders…

1 Home schooling help
Jigsaws offer hours of entertainment and Arty Globe’s colourful take on famous UK and international towns, cities and landmarks are a geography and history lesson mixed into one fun puzzle. Order online from


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2 Boost your cookery skills
Fancy some fun in the kitchen? Macaroon-makers Lilika’s Treats have created how-to video recipes that are easy to follow and economical. There’s even a video on making your own pasta without a pasta machine. Ngozi’s Kitchen step by step carrot and sweet potato soup is a winner too, and you can order her sauces online. Plus, Tailor & Forge has launched a collection of gourmet dry foods from Nicolas Vahe that you can order online for delivery.


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3 Mindfulness for kids
Beadoir’s jars of glass beads contains everything boys or girls need to make their own phone charms, necklaces, and more. Not only will it get the kids off their screens for a bit, creativity offers children something fun and positive to focus on. Comes with instructions. Order online at


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4 Mindfulness for all
Sometimes all it takes is a moment of stillness to rekindle the peacefulness in body, mind and spirit, and now is the perfect time to learn how to be in the moment. Tailor & Forge stocks some beautiful books online, from The Art of Breathing to The Healing Power of Plants, and Dragonfly Lifestyle stocks some really helpful guides to mindfulness, which will be available online soon. For something a little more hands-on, Sue Jenkins’ quarantine knitting kits come complete with wool and instructions. New mums will love a handmade knitted gift, and that rhythmic click-clacking of needles is surprisingly soothing.


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5 Pamper Party
Missing the hairdresser? Take matters in your own hands and browse your local online hair and beauty shop, the Elementary Beauty Company. Here you can order yourself all sorts of lovely organic and vegan hair products, including Lazartigue’s colour kits – expert botanical hair care for naturally beautiful hair.


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For more craft ideas, unique gifting inspiration or simply to support local traders,
visit the Greenwich Market website here


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