Recipe to dye yarn red

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Recipe to dye yarn red

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To Colour Red

Wash your yarn very clean - boil it in
strong Alum Water, half hour - Boil the Red
Wood 15 minutes - take the yarn out of the
Alum Water put it in the Dye and boil it
only 15 minutes - take it out and expose it
to the Sun until perfectly dry - do not return
it to the Dye - Then wet it thoroughly, in just
warm weak Lye - let it get perfectly
dry again - and wash it in a lather Soap suds

Verso

To one pound of Redwood
half a pound of Alum to a
pound of yarn

Original Format

Ink on paper

Citation

“Recipe to dye yarn red,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 28, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/192.

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