Dictionarium polygraphicum. Colours us'd in dying.

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.
There are in the art of Dying five Colours call’d simple primary or mother Colours, from the mixture of which all the other Colours are form'd; these are blue, red, yellow, brown and black.

Of these Colours, variously mix’d and combin'd, they form the following Colours, pansy, blue and red; from the mixture of blue and scarlet are form'd amaranth, violet and pansy; from the same mixture of blue and crimson red are form'd the columbine or dove Colour, purple, crimson, amaranth, pansy and crimson violet.

Here it is to be observ'd, that they give the name of crimson to all Colours made with cochineal.

Of blue and red madder is dyed purple, pepper Colour, tan Colour and dry-rose Colour.
The same blue with red half in grain makes amaranth, tan Colour, and dry-rose Colour.

Blue and half red crimson compose amaranth, tan Colour, dry rose, a brown pansy and sur-brown.

Blue and yellow mixt together compose a yellow-green, spring green, grass-green, laurel-green, brown-green, dark-green; as well as sea-green, parrot-green, cabbage-green, &c. these three last Colours are to be less boil'd than the rest.
This is to be noted, that as to green there is no ingredient or drug in nature that will dye it; but the stuffs are dyed twice, first in blue then in yellow.

Blue and brown.
These two Colours are never mix’d alone, but with the addition of red, either of madder or cochineal, they form several Colours.

Red and Yellow.
All the shades compos'd of these two colours, as gold-yellow, aurora, marygold, orange, nacarat, granat flower, flame-colour, &c. are made with yellow and red of madder; scarlet being less proper as well as too dear.

Red and Brown.
Of these two Colours are form'd cinnamon colour, chesnut, musk, bear's hair, and even purple if the red be that of madder.

Yellow and Brown.
The Colours form'd from these two are all the shades of feuille mort and hair Colours.

But this may be taken notice of, that though it be said, that there are no Colours or shades made from such and such mixtures, it is not meant, that none can be made, but that they are more easily form'd from a mixture of other Colours.

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