To Dye Orange


When orange is desired take a handful of best madder and mix it with a

spoonful of cochineal, boil it for an hour or two, add too a little

ground red wood which requires more boiling than the madder itself; dye

your hackles or stuff yellow first, and dip them into the red dye a

short time, take them out and look at the shade you have; if too light

allow them to remain in longer, and you will have darker shades of

colour, put a little red tartar and ground alum into the dye to assist

the red wood to strike on the materials, take them out and wash them in

soap and hot water, and afterwards rinse them in urine which gives a

lustre and softness to the stuff.



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