Founded in 1656, the Needlemakers is one of the City of London livery companies which sprang from ancient craft guilds.

What we do

Our key aims are to maintain strong links with the City, other livery companies and the Lord Mayor. We also provide charitable donations and support to a range of organisations and charities, as well as creating a friendly environment for like minded people to enjoy formal and informal events.

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About us

The Needlemakers Company sprang from one of the original craft guilds and was granted livery in 1656 by Oliver Cromwell, then by Charles II in 1664. It represents an ancient craft whose origins are lost in the mists of time.

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