Thank you for your responses. I went to the recommended websites and it seems like both Christy Watson and Raphael Perret are working with max/msp and fabric in really interesting ways. It is good to know that the intersections of weaving/fabric and max/msp are being explored. I think their endeavours could be useful starting points for my work.
In reference to first responder to my post, I will look over my manual and compose a technically specific question in reference to my project.