To dye a silke that hath lost his colour.

Take Satten or Damaske that must be made blacke, seeth it first in the die of Oken barkes, then drie it in the winde, then seeth it againe in your black die, and so let it drie alwayes againe. And if then it be not blacke ynough, seeth it in gall water and black die, till it be faire ynough, so let it drie, then rub all ouer with butter, or other grease, and wring it well betwene your handes, then strike it ouer with a faire woollen cloth, and so it wil be well.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1602