Blacke silke to dye.

To one pound of silke, take 12 gall nuts beaten into a fine powder, then seeth that silke with the galles in common water, halfe an houre long, then take of your blacke dye, and seeth it therein another halfe houre, then take it forth, and let it coole, and then put it againe into the die, and let it seeth therein another halfe houre, if then it be not faire ynough, seeth it therein, til it be faire, then take and wash it out of that colour and hang it to drie, and so it is done.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1602