My brother and I just moved into an apartment in a converted mill in Vermont. The high ceilings and big windows are great, but the baseboard heating is expensive and the hanging white plastic blinds (venetian?) don't keep out cold or light.
I want to hang some big black drapes. 10' by 6'. I'm envisioning a really thick velevety material that will insulate and help provide some solar heating (the window's face south) but I don't know where to find the material. I went into Joann's Fabric store and their stuff was all expensive. They don't have to be brand new, as long as I can clean them up.
Any ideas where to get big pieces of felty black cloth?