There are some textile features that metal cannot mimic well. Think of velvet, for example, with its deep texture.
My husband knows which supermarket has the best quality roses. Even for Dutch standards (The Netherlands has a big flower industry), they are absolutely amazing for coming “just” from the supermarket. Lush, generous, in a deep red velvet, and they last like forever.
This may be a deviation from the metal meets textile theme, but it does remind me that I did play with roses in the past. If I can’t recreate the texture, I can at least play with the shape. Nothing (except lack of time) stops me from picking it up again. Silver, copper, brass… it’s all possible.