To dye blacke Silke.

Take to one pound of silke, 12 gall nuts, and beat them to powder, then seeth the silke with the gals in faire water, a good halfe houre long, then take of the blacke dye, and therein seeth it another halfe houre, then take it forth and let it be cold, and then put it againe into the blacke dye, and let it there seeth another halfe houre, if then it be not faire: let it seeth therein so long till it waxe a faire blacke, then spoonge it in the water, and so let it drie.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1602