Peace Fleece wooden knitting needles - 10 inches long (approx 25 cm) and size 4.5mm (US size 7). Choose from designs: Childhood, Meadow Lark, Russian Fir, Yahoo
Each pair of these beautiful painted wooden needles are a unique work of art in themselves. The needles are made from maple balls milled in Maine, US and birch dowels milled in Lithuania. They are pointed, assembled and painted by artisans in Russia.
The Peace Fleece offices are in a barn on a sheep and horse farm in the small, rural town of Porter in the foothills of southwestern Maine. Peter Hagerty and his wife Marty Tracy started buying wool from the Soviet Union back in 1985 in hopes that through trade they could help diffuse the threat of nuclear war. Since then Peter has journeyed through eastern Europe, central Asia and the Middle East in search of farmers and shepherds who are willing to set aside historic enmities in exchange for opportunities leading to mutual understanding and economic interdependence.