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To Dye Scarlet

Take one pound of blood root, and one pound of madder, boil them in six gallons of ley, then stir them three or four times in twenty-four hours, till there are signs of fermentation. This dyes ten pounds of cotton or linen.

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Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers.


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