Red Linen

To one pound of yarn take 1 ounce of alum and put it in warm water. Lay the yarn in and let it lie for two hours. Take out the yarn and let it dry. Afterwards take a quarter pound of brazilwood. Boil well in water. Take a pinch of well pounded sal ammoniac and put into the dye. Dye with it. It will give a beautiful red.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1677