Yes, it is the steel scrubber you use to really get at those pots and pans. It has the most unique texture and feel to it. They are just all little spirals intertwined together. Quite unique when you look up close.
I used some organza and starch to make a flower and did a little thread sketching on it and attached some steel to the centre. I then added some tendrils coming out of it and some little bits around the perimeter. I may hang it above my kitchen sink!
As for my jacket.... you know when you should never tackle something when you are overtired, and you tell yourself that, but then do it anyway? Ya, that was me one night this week and cut the pattern piece out backwards. This meant I had to sew a whole batch of new strips together, then quilt them, then cut it the proper way. After that fiasco, things went fairly smoothly... and now all I have left is to make some funky buttons out of polymer clay. And find a model to take photos of it, as this juried show entry does not allow photos of yourself.
I will try and post a few pics of it in the next day or two.