Wandering the internet, I found the amazing installations of Rachel Hayes.
Check her out. She'll have you thinking about fabric and place in a whole new way. I was so moved I emailed her, asking about materials. Guess what? She shops at Joanne's Fabrics, just like the rest of us. So it's not the materials, honey: it's the artist that wields them. I can think of a lot of places that would be improved by draping in cloth.