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To die a deep red Carnation. Take white linen and woollen, gall and alum it well, and take the herb called by the Dutch foli, which is to be found on the banks of ditches, to the quantity of a pound, well dried; Indian lake, four ounces ; Spanish red, two ounces; make of these and alum water a hot liquor, and dip the materials in it, at a gentle heat, three or four rines, and il will produce a curious colour.

To die a good Yellow, Take the stalks, leaves, and seeds, &c. of woad, the roots being cut off, and lay them to soak in lie of wood ashes, for the space of three hours; after that seethe them in hot water and urine, and heat them up moderately, straining the liquid part through a sieve, adding to every two pounds of woad two pounds of verdigrease, with the lie already sod, stirring it and mixing it together for the space of three hours, and dip into it very hot at three or four times what you intend to colour.

To make a curious green Water. Take half an ounce of verdigrease, bruise it well, put to it the yolk of an egg, and a few blades of saffron; then take half a handful of the leaves of spurge; bruise them with a quarter of a pint of vinegar, straining the liquid part through a cloth, and mingle it with the materials before mentioned, so thin that it may take either in dying or painting

To make a black Water to die Şilk, Cloth, &c. Take half a pound of nut-galls, add to them a pottle of water, and an ounce of lamp-black, with a handful of the rust or filings of iron; beat them up, adding half a pound of copperas, seethe them to one half, adding then a pint of gum water, and so set it by for use, and it will prove very good; the longer it is kept the better.

To die Linen or Silk a rose Red. Take to every four yards and a half, a pound of nut-galls, and seethe them in soft water unbruised, for the space of two hours, when pouring out the liquid part into another vessel or vat, put the linen, &c. into it, and suffer it 10 soak for the space of four hours; then wring it dry, and heat it again in alum and water, adding half a pound of Brazil powder, and a pound of greening weed, and so by gentle heats make your colour to the height.

To die Green. Take bran water and alum, a gallon of the former to a pound of the latter, and seethe them up till the alum is dissolved; then for about a quarter of an hour let your silk or cloth lie in it; then take more bran water, and a few handfuls of woad, and put in it till it becomes a dark yellow; then add verdigrease and indigo, of each half a pound; or more or less of the one or the other, as you · would have it lighter or darker.

To die a good Black. Take two pounds of galls and half a pound of copperas ; seethe them in water over a gentle fire, putting your silk, staff, or cloth in it, and stirring it about; then bang it to dry, and prepare your die in this manner, namely: Take a large vat, and put in it. three or four handfuls of ryemeal, and half as much of swarf of the grindstone, or smith's water, with two handfuls of elder bark, and the like quantity of the rust of iron, and having suffered it to stand for the space of three days, heat it up, and put your inaterials in it,

To make a curious red Water. Take two quarts of water, four ounces of gum-arabic, a pound of faucet woad, seethe them together till half be consuined ; and then taking it off, put into the remainder half an ounce of Spanish green, and about thirty grains of cochineal, and so use it as you see convenient. To make a curious blue Water for Silks, Stuffs, and Woollen.

Take three parts of soap-boilers' ashes and one part of unguenched lime, make of them a lie, and suffer it well to settle; then add to the thinner part, taken off, a pound of boloemen, stirring them well together over a gentle fire, adding a pound of woad, and half a pound of indigo, dipping what you intend to colour in it when it is very hot.

To work on yellow Silk, white, grey, or azure Colour. Take a pottle of water, and a fourth part of gum-arabic, and half a pot:le of faucet woad, an ounce of arsenic, and the like quantity of turmeric ground small, and seeibe

them over a gentle fire, putting a small quantity of grains in it; and so apply it to your use as you see convenient. To make a red Water for white Silk or Wool, green, yellow,

violet, or azure. Take two quarts of running water and an ounce of Brazil, heat them up till half be consumed ; then take it off the tire, and put an ounce of grains and a quarter of an ounce of gum-arabic, with a quarter of a pound of alum powder; and suffering it to stand all night, in the morning you may use it.

To make grey Florey. Take florey, and soak it twenty-four hours ; at the end of which, wring it through a cloth; then take the ashes of the vine, and make a lie with them, and spread the florey for the space of two hours upon a table; and having put the lie into three vessels, take the florey and put it into one of the vessels, and so shift it to the rest ; putting, before you dip the linen, &c. vinegar to it, and your colour will be good.

To die Linen with Crampmede. Use in this a pound of crampmede to three ells of linen, and put it to a gallon and a half of water, or so proportionable to the quantity, and warm it over the fire till it appears ready to seethe; then add to it two ounces of galls, and so put your linen into it, and as often as you take it out, which must be frequently, wring it; then having a pot of water ready heated, with alun dissolved in it, put the linen well wrung into it, and so rub it over at the taking out, and dry it, but if you would have it the darker colour, then it is requisite to have a lic made with limestone, or unslacked chalk.

To die Velvet a curious Black. Take of galls two pounds, copperas half a pound, smith's water a gallon, the powder of burnt ivory an ounce, and of oak bark, and shoemaker's black, ground to powder, the like quantity, and two gallons of water; mis then well together, and suffer them to stand in the sun, or some other warm place, for the space of thirty days, with often stirring about; then put your materials in it, and as often as you dip hang to dry, and your expectation will be answered. For a light Green. Take the juice of the herb called horsetail, add to it a little alum, verdigrease, and copperas.

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To make bran Water, much used in Dying. Take half a peck of wheat bran, and two gallons of water ; set them on the fire, giving them a gentle heat ; which being done, put half a pound of alum powder into it, and suffer it to stand a week or more, with sometimes stirring it about before you use it.

To die Wool or woollen Yarn. Take four pounds of wool, or yarn ; two pounds of woad, putting the woad into a kettle to two gallons of water; then throw in two handfuls of wood ashes, and when it seethes put your wool or yarn into it, and let it remain there about half an hour; at that time take it out and wring it, and put it in again, and let it seethe as long as before ; and then if it be before'a brown blue, it will be a dark green ; or if it was white, it will be a yellowish colour,

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