I decided to work on two pillow covers at the same time. It's a lot easier than making one after another. I'll list one in my Etsy shop.
I sewed all the pieces to a 16 1/2 inch piece of muslin. It helped stabilize the stretchiness of the wool and get it the right size.
I sewed some "fronds" with some dark purple iridescent glass beads. Each one came out a little different.
Finished back. It has a really deep overlap, it might not need any buttons to stay closed. Now where is that 16" pillow form? The back is made from the leg of a cast-off pair of khakis, that's the bottom hem. I love the worn in look of khakis, just about the time the rest wears out.