Steel wool is a lightweight, flexible material that can be used for everything from socks to t-shirts.
But, with its unique properties, it also creates the perfect canvas for an art form: graffiti.
Steele, a graphic designer, uses this fabric to decorate her studio, Ivy Stelees.
She says the fabric allows her to use natural materials without creating a plastic look.
The fabric is made of nylon, polyester, and cotton, which is woven together in a process that’s similar to sewing.
When you take the yarn, you’re actually knitting it, rather than cutting it.
“It’s basically just a yarn that’s been knit, it’s woven into this fabric that then we sew the fabric together,” Steele says.
“It’s pretty amazing.”
She says the material is lightweight and flexible, and can be woven into many different fabrics, including nylon and cotton canvas.
The first time I saw this in person, I thought it looked very, very cheap.
I had no idea how it was made and how it worked.
I was like, wow.
But it’s really really cool and really, really beautiful.
Ivy Steele’s studio at Ivy Stolees.
(via Ivy Stelle)Steele’s inspiration for using this fabric was a love of graffiti, which she says is a visual form of communication.
“I like to think of it as kind of the language of the street,” she says.
“[Graffiti] really takes a message, a message of love and friendship, and transforms it into something completely different and beautiful.”
Ivy’s studio, a design studio she co-founded in 2013, uses a variety of fabrics, from nylon canvas to cotton fabric.
She also says she prefers to use a natural canvas over synthetic canvas because she likes to “have more freedom and flexibility in my art.”
Steele says the best way to learn about the process of weaving the fabric is to check out Ivy’s Instagram, where she shares a series of photos from her studio.
In her Instagram, she’s documenting the process in her own words.
I like to keep my work fresh, so it’s always something new and fresh to see.
I think that’s the beauty of this process.
I just think that it’s a lot of fun.
It’s interesting that the first time someone sees my Instagram feed, I get a lot more comments and comments of people who love it.
It’s like I’m always on Instagram, and I always see people comment on my work.
So, when people see it, I’m very, super excited to share it, because it’s something that I’ve been working on for a really long time.
And it’s definitely something that has been really helpful for me, because the comments are so funny and people are always really excited to see my work, even though it’s very different.
I’m just really excited about it.
I’m not really into the details, but I’m really stoked that people are looking at my work and really enjoying it.
Stolees says the work is always “a little bit different,” but it’s also “just a whole bunch of people making art” that are “always pushing themselves and having fun.”
She explains that it takes her a long time to create her pieces, which means it takes a lot less time to see how the final product looks.
“That’s the fun part of it,” Stoleres says.
She describes her studio as a “work in progress.”
“I have to think about what I want to create and I can’t really have fun with it without a little bit of work.
I have to have the art go in a certain way, I have a certain level of creativity.
That’s why it takes me a lot longer than it takes other people.”
She encourages other designers to get involved with the process.
“There’s no reason why you can’t help, especially if you’re just starting out,” Stalees says.
“You don’t need to be an expert to help, just someone who wants to make art.”