The Dyer's Guide. Chapter III. On Dyeing Silk. To dye silk violet with Brazil-wood and logwood.

The Dyer's Guide
Being a Compendium of the Art of Dyeing
Linen, Cotton, Silk, Wool, Muslin, Dresses, Furniture, &c. &c.

With The Method of
Scouring Wool, Bleaching Cotton, &c.
Directions for Ungumming Silk, And For Whitening And Sulphuring Silk And Wool.
And Also
An Inttroductory Epitome of The Leading Facts in Chemistry, As Connected With The Art of Dyeing.

By Thomas Packer,
Dyer and Practical Chemist.

"Cet arte est un des plus utiles et des plus merveilleux qu'on connoisse."
- Chaptal.

"There is no art which depends so much on chemistry as dyeing."
- Garnett.

Second Edition,
Corrected and Materially Improved.

Printed for Sherwood, Gilbert, And Piper,

The silk must be alumed and cooled as usual; it is then to be alumed and dyed in a liquor made of Brazil wood of the common heat, then in the cold logwood liquor, and lastly, a solution of pearl-ash must be added to the liquor in which the silk is last dyed. It is afterwards to be washed and dried; but for some shades it is best to have fresh liquor, particularly for the warm Brazil, the cold logwood, and the solution of pearl-ash: in this case the quantity of each may be much better regulated.

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