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Edited by Peter Hagerty, co-founder of Peace Fleece

Peace Fleece Supports Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam
In response to the intensifying conflicts in Israel, Peace Fleece is choosing to support the very courageous village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam, through the sale of the kits shown below. Most of the yarn is a blend of wool from Abul Abed's flock that live next to NS/WAS and wool from the Maine Islands. Peace Fleece is donating all materials and patterns for the kits. All of the sale price will be sent to NS/WAS.
  Four times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam ('Oasis of Peace' in Hebrew and Arabic) is a village in Israel established jointly by Jews and Palestinian Arabs of Israeli citizenship. The village is comprised of fifty families that live and work together on a hillside looking out towards the west and the Mediterranean Sea. Abu Abed (left) is shearing sheep while Israeli and Palestinian children look on.

Along with their homes the families have also built: a primary school (the only bilingual one in Israel); the School For Peace, which provides conflict resolution encounter workshops for Palestinian and Jewish youth, university students and adults; and The Center for Spiritual Pluralism - a place for spiritual reflection on issuses at the core of the Middle East conflict and the search for its resolution.

For a more detailed account with inspirational photos of the harrowing adventure carrying medicines on foot through mountians to clinics in the West Bank, please visit Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam.

In response to the village's request for aid, Peace Fleece has designed and produced the following kits to benefit this special community. One hundred percent of the money received from the sale of these kits will be sent sent to the Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam community. The yarn, blended from Middle Eastern and American wool, is donated by Peace Fleece.

Key Chain Kit
Like mini fiber sculptures, these braids are made from wrapped strands of Mid-East and Maine Island yarn with some hand dyed as well. Very easy and meditative to make. Kit includes instructions plus enough supplies to make 2 key chains as well an an information sheet about Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam.
Key Chain Kit... $14.00

  Mid-East Chunky Potholder Kit w/Needles
These potholders have way outlasted all others on our stove. Super easy to make and lovely to use. They really insulate too. Don't worry about washing them - when they're dirty, throw them in the washing machine. Felting will improve their insulating quality. Kit makes 2 potholders and contains 4 colorful 1 oz. balls of Mid East/Maine Island wool yarn, large size wooden Russian knitting needles, Peace Fleece brochure, and pattern.
Mid-East Chunky Potholder Kit w/Needles $22.00

  Peace Fleece Sew In Label
Included in every kit, may also be ordered separately.
Sew In Label... $.30 each

Marty spinning wool of Beit Sira Village, in
the West Bank home of Zacharia Zumbaty
  Dr. Arafat from Jericho vaccinating sheep and
goats for Peace Fleece at the village of Beit Sira,
West Bank.