The top one is made with wool I got on this field trip, as well as some pre-spun hemp I got way back on a trip to Tofino. (I used to make a lot of hemp necklaces and still have a bit of hemp left over). I just listed it in the shop.
The bottom one is corespun with a couple of those discoteque batts I carded a while ago on my drum carder. They are mostly corriedale wool with a little bit of soy silk mixed in. I corespun them over some nylon crochet thread I got at the thrift store. I felt like giving corespinning another go as I sold the last skein of my corespun, and as I was getting it ready to send off, I realised I would miss it. Corespinning is one of those gray areas for me, because there isn't a lot of information on the technique out there, but after looking at moonrover's work, I had to give it another go. I'm quite pleased, and I think I'll actually keep the skein for myself (something I don't do very often!) Anyone got any project ideas for about 75 yards??