Red in Another Manner

For 5 pounds of yarn take a quarter pound of tartar, and a quarter pound of alum. Boil the yarn in it for one hour. Afterwards, take one pound of good madder and soak for 2 hours. Let the water be warm enough so that you cannot bear your hand in it. Put the madder in together with the yarn. Let all boil together, and reel the yarn in and out until it is red enough.

Citation Type  Fabric Dye Recipe
Citation Year 1677