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Brown on Silk or Cotton:- Very Beautiful:--After obtaining a blue color as
above, run goods through a solution of prussiate of potash, one ounce, to water,
Light Blue:-- For cold water, one gallon, dissolve alum, one-half tablespoonful,
in hot water, one teacupful, and add to it; then add chemic, one teaspoonful at
a time to obtain the desired color--the more chemic the darker the color.
Chrome Black:--Best in Use:--For five pounds of goods, blue vitriol six ounces;
boil a few minutes, then dip the goods three-fourths of an hour, airing often;
take out the goods, make a dye with three pounds of logwood, boil one-half hour;
dip three-fourths of an hour, and air goods, and dip three-fourths of an hour
more. Wash in strong suds. This will not fade by exposure to sun.
Wine Color:--For five pounds of goods, camwood, two pounds; boil fifteen minutes
and dip the goods one-half hour; boil again and dip one-half hour; then darken
with blue vitriol, one and one-half ounces; if not dark enough, add copperas,
Scarlet:- Very Fine:--For one pound of goods, cream tartar one-half ounce;
cochineal, well-pulverized, one-half ounce; muriate of tin, two and one-half
ounces; boil up the dye and enter the goods; work them briskly for ten or
fifteen minutes, then boil one and one-half hours, stirring goods slowly while
boiling. Wash in clear water and dry in the shade.
Pink:--For three pounds of goods, alum three ounces; boil and dip the goods one
hour, then add to the dye, cream-tartar, four ounces; cochineal,
well-pulverized, one ounce; boil well and dip the goods while boiling until the
Blue:--Quick Process:--For two pounds of goods, alum, five ounces; cream-tartar,
three ounces; boil goods in this one hour, then put goods into warm water which
has more or less extract of indigo in it, according to the depth of color
desired, and boil again until it suits, adding more of the blue if needed.
Madder Red:--To each pound of goods, alum, five ounces; red, or cream-tartar,
one ounce. Put in the goods and bring the kettle to a boil, for one-half hour;
then air them and boil one-half hour longer; empty the kettle and fill with
clean water; put in bran, one peck; make it milk-warm, and let it stand until
the bran rises; then skim off the bran and put in one-half pound madder; put in
the goods and heat slowly until it boils and is done. Wash in strong suds.
Green:--For each pound of goods, fustic, one pound; with alum, three and
one-half ounces; steep until strength is out, and soak the goods therein until a
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