Dictionarium Polygraphicum. To dye an Ox-Blood colour, To dye Silk a Blood colour

Dictionarium Polygraphicum:
Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.
Vol I.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church Yard. MDCCXXXV.
To dye an Ox-BLOOD colour.
First tinge the stuff yellow, with a quartern and a half of madder to a pound of woollen stuffs, alum them and work them till they are of as beautiful a colour, as you would have them, then rinse them well out, and put into the kettle a tub of stale urine, and boil it again, till they take the dye; then roll the stuffs three or four times thro' it, and rinse them very clean.

To dye SILK a BLOOD colour.
Soak the silk as before directed, and for each pound of it take half a pound of allum, and a quarter of a pound of tartar, beat them small and boil them in the quantity of a pail full of prepar'd liquor for a quarter of an hour; then put in the silk and let it steep for two hours; then take it out, rinse it and beat it on a block, and hang it up to dry.
Then put four ounces of galls powder'd into the quantity of a pail of water, set it on the fire, till it is just so warm as you can bear your hand in it, then put in the silk, and let it lie for two hours; then take it out and dry it.
This being done, put a pound and half of brasile in a linen bag, and put in with it some good wheaten bran water into a kettle, boil them together, being close cover'd; then take the kettle off the fire, and let it stand a whole night; then add a quarter of an ounce of pot-ashes, and boil it again for an hour; then pour on as much river water, as the liquor.
Then take out the bag of brasile, and put in the silk after it has been a little scumm'd; cover the caldron very close, and let it remain there half an hour; then wring it out and rinse it very clean in river water; wring it out again, and hang it out again, and let it dry, and if it be not enough dyed, boil the dye again, and put in the silk once more and clean it with soap, as in the crimson dye, and afterwards rinse it in the river water, and you will have a beautiful red.

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