I have been a bit busy with the rest of my life - but I'm trying to focus back in on my search for needles for the kit. I've realized that there needs to be a nice selection of sharps - one needle is not enough! I know there are still companies that take pride in the manufacturing process in both France and England and I am working hard on tracking down the suppliers. If you order a kit now, you will receive both a Spiral Eye needle and a selection of John James Needles. I hope to soon offer a nice collection of English made needles with each kit. The kit won't be 100% US made anymore, but I think it is worth the added usefulness. In the meantime, I've also learned a lot about how needles are made. Here's a neat video - enjoy!