The Guild was founded in 2005 by Japanese Embroidery teachers and the founder of the original Japanese Embroidery Centre UK. The Guild has full Charitable Status and is non-profit, funded entirely by voluntary donations

Japanese embroidery is well established in the UK with many teachers, trained under the auspices of the Japanese Embroidery Center in the USA. The Guild has been set up to promote the art of Japanese embroidery to the highest standards; and to educate the public in the history and art of Japanese embroidery using contemporary and historic design sources.

Traditional Japanese Beadwork is now included in the Guild