To Grind Indigo

To 6 bucketfuls of water or Weinstein take 1 pound of indigo. Soak the indigo in Weinstein in the indigo grinding kettle. Grate and grind; let it settle for one-eighth hour. Afterwards beat on the kettle with a stick and pour off the liquid until you reach the sediment. Again, take half a pail of Weinstein and grind as you did before. Pour off down to the sediment and so forth as long as you still have indigo in the kettle. Then you must let the dye stand 12 hours before you can dye with it. And after you have dyed, always let the vat rest for 2 hours.

Citation Type  Prose
Citation Year 1677