The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers dates back to the seventeenth centre when we were granted our first Charter by Oliver Cromwell, followed out by our Royal Charter by King Charles 11.
The Company is one of 110 Livery Companies in the City of London at number 65 in the order of precedence. We have long standing links to the needlemaking industry, although few UK manufacturers remain. We continue our traditions to support the Lord Mayor and the City of London and charitable giving. The Company enjoys the fellowship of our Liveryman (up to 250) at a busy programme of events at a variety of venues: we do not have our own hall.
The first recorded use of needles was Adam and Eve sewing fig leaves together