To make all colours of silkes which be stained, to come to their first colour againe.

First take one ounce of unquenched lime, and of the ashes of a vyne one ounce, also of ashes of an oake one ounce & a halfe. Put all these into a bason of cleare water, and meddle them all well together, then heat them a little ouer the fyre, and when it is warme, take it off the fyre, & let it clarifie a while, so done, then take a spoonge and wash your stainie spottes therewith, and see that ye weat no other place, but the spottie places onely, and so they will be well againe.

Citation Type  Cleaning Recipe
Citation Year 1602