Some time ago, a friend made a really beautiful Chinese thread book for me. It has a total of 19 compartments - amazing. A real tour de force! I did try to make a video of it being opened, but I kept getting lost and missing out some of its secret boxes, so instead I have included some stills here.
I have now made a fabric cover for it using some sheeting. I coloured this with inks, then quilted it a bit wonkily (my early attempt at free motion machining), finishing by adding some hand embroidery. I had intended to try and match the colours of the book, but that didn't quite work.