To dye thread blacke.

Take a quantitie of broken or brused galles, and boyle them in water in a small potte, and when they haue a little boyled, take out all the galles, and put into the same pot so much Coperas as ye haue had of galles, and put therewith a little gumme of Arabye, and then giue it againe another boyling, so let it boyle a little, and with the sayd dye, ye shall colour therein your thread, then take it forth, and ye shall see it a faire shining blacke.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1602