[ Instructions for Dying Silk ]
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
Source: Militia Regulations Book
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG 100 Vol. 1 No. 5 / Microfilm Reel 786
A method for dying silk pasted in the pages of a book of Militia Regulations.
Dip the silk first in the logwood [dogwood] dye & then
in Allum Water, then rinse it well in Salt Water,
& disolve an Ounce of Gum Arabic in a little water
and dip it all in, dry it slowly in the House &
Iron it quickly.