Beautiful Red on Wool

Take tartar and alum and boil the yarn in it for one hour. Let drain. Take Pernambuco or 'Maria Holz' (brazilwood) and two Kr. red gum-lac. Let cook together, and when it is boiled, take off the foam and put in the yarn. Let it lay in the bath for half an hour. Afterwards, take it out and wash it.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1677