Dictionarium polygraphicum. Dying of snuff colours.

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.
1. To dye a snuff colour.
Take water a sufficient quantity, nut-galls in powder one pound, madder four ounces and a half, red wood ground one pound, fustick four ounces; nuke them boil, and enter twenty yards of broadcloth, handle it, and boil two hours, and cool; add copperas four ounces, enter your cloth, and handle it, and boil it a quarter of an hour, and cool it; if you would have it sadder, use the more copperas.

2. Another snuff colour.
Take clear stale branliquor q. s. alum three pounds, enter twenty yards of broadcloth, boil three hours, cool and washit. Take fair water q. s. nedder or strawel a sufficient quantity, boil well, cool with a little water, enter your cloth, and make a bright yellow, cool and wash again; take fresh bran-liquor q. s. madder four pound, galls eight ounces, enter your cloth at a good heat, handle it to a boiling, cool and wash it.
Note q. s. signifies a sufficient quantity.

3. An observation.
In making a light snuff colour, you must put in the less copperas; if you would have it to look greenish, you must use the more fustick; but if you would have it look more red, use the more red wood.

4. Another snuff colour.
Take water q. s. logwood one pound, fustick and sumach of each two ounces; mix and make the lead boil strongly, enter your cloth, and boil a quarter of an hour, and so cool; add copperas eight ounces, and so sadden as you see occasion.

5. Another snuff colour.
Take water q. s. red-wood ground two pounds, Brasil ground one pound, sumach one pound, nut-galls bruised small two ounces; boil, enter your cloth, boil two hours, then add copper as a pound and half; enter your cloth, and sadden as you think fit.

6. Another snuff colour.
Take water q. s. fustick two pounds, madder one pound, red wood ground half a pound, let them boil, and then enter twenty yards of broadcloth, handle it and let it boil two hours, and cool it; add copperas four ounces, which is enough for the lighter colour; then enter your cloth, handle it, boil half an hour, and then take it out and cool it.

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