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Drill calico is a more heavyweight fabric than the regular option, this particular calico has a weight of 240gm per square metre, it’s a 3 by 1 weave using the technical term of 3110 calico. Our drill calico has a very taut structure and a close weave, the finish is only slightly rougher than our classic calico, with the typical speckling of the un-separated husk fibres woven into the fabric.
The slightly heavier weight of this calico makes it a good choice for practical items that need a little more durability, canvas bags, aprons, and hardwearing clothing items will all benefit from this strong but pliable fabric. It can easily be painted on, printed on, block dyed; tie died even spatter dyed so you can get creative with your designs.
This weight of calico is also ideal for traditional larger scale projects like indoor and outdoor events that may need large amounts of hardwearing fabric that need to be draped, folded or shaped, like stall and table coverings or banners for craft and farmers markets or flamboyant festival awnings. We offer bespoke textiles service for projects like this and more, so give our team a call to find out what we can do for you.
- Traditional fabric
- Heavyweight and strong
- Easy to dye
Please Note: The visual appearance of fabric and colour may vary on screen between monitors due to the different screen colour settings;
The actual fabric appearances, textures, colours and quality of your fabric may not be as what you see on screen, the dyeing process between fabrics vary due to way the fabric has been woven, constructed or treated. Another factor is the type of yarn used (coarse or fine), these are key factors to consider when choosing the right fabric for your project.
We recommend you order actual fabric samples of the fabrics you are interested in. With samples you will be sure of the fabric shade, texture, quality and the fabric feel, also you will know if it is the right fabric for your application.
Important Point to remember about your colour; i.e. RED may not be the same as our RED, this is the same rule for any colour, you must request fabric samples, we do offer free samples, simply call us to order them.