Dictionarium polygraphicum. To dye silk an orange colour.

Dictionarium Polygraphicum:
Or, The Whole Body of Arts Regularly Digested.
Vol II.
London: Printed for C. Hitch and C. Davis in Pater-noster Row, and S. Austen in St. Paul's Church Yard. MDCCXXXV.
First, lay the white silk in alom-water, in the same manner is the yellow, then take the eighth part of a pound of Orleans, dissolve it in water for the space of one night, add to it one ounce of pot-ashes, boil it for half an hour, then add an ounce of beaten turmerick; stir it very well, let it stand a little while, and then put in the alomed silk, and let it remain there, one, two or three hours, according as you would have the colour, light or dark; rinse it in fine soap-suds, till 'tis perfectly clean, then beat and dry it.

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