So as promised, here are some photos of the 'Autumn' themed journal cover.
Here is all the fibre laid out, pre-felting. You can't see how deep it is from this angle - it's about 4cm!
There's a whole mixture of fibres, including many from a wonderful mixed pack from a recent discovery: Stone Creek Silk. All in all there's merino roving, silk throwsters waste, silk tops, silk noil, flax fibre, bamboo fibre, soy silk, angelina and wool locks.
After the felting I added some couched threads on the front cover side, and some embroidery on the back cover side.
On the back cover I used cast-on stitch to represent falling leaves (in lovely space-dyed threads from Stef Francis)
And on the front cover I couched on silk boucle thread in a classic Japanese 'gust of wind' design. I also added a wonderful handmade burr wood button (courtesy of Julie and her husband of Roseland Bags), and again I made two different kumihimo braids as pagemarker and for closure.
I lined the very inside with plain green cotton, and for the cover holders I used another piece of antique kimono fabric from Kyoto.
Here's the front laid out:
...and a detail of the button closure:
All in all I was pleased with how these two journal covers turned out - although they're quite substantial, and not really delicate, I love the colours, and they feel wonderful to hold.