To make a blacke water to die with.

A blacke water to die all maner of silke clothes, ye shall take halfe a pound of gall nots, & put thereto somewhat lesse than a pottle of water, and an ounce of swarfe of the grindstone, and a good deale of the fylings of yron, make it seeth, & put thereto a quarter of a pound of coperas, and seeth all to the halfe, and put therein a pound of gumme arabie, then seeth it till all the gumme be melted. Then set it from the fire, the older it is the better it will be.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1602