To make gray flore.

Take flore and lay it to soke 24. Houres, then wring it out thorow a cloth, then take lye of wine ashes, and spred it two houres long on a faire table, then take the sayd lye and put it in three vessels, & take the flore and put it into one of the vessels. Then put it well forth, and then put that Flore in the least vessell, then so in the middest, and in the first, but ere ye put the linnen therein, put in vineger and wring it out.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1602