Early American weaving and dyeing: the domestic manufacturer's assistant and family directory in the arts of weaving and dyeing
Classic guide, first published in 1817. How to weave 35 designs, from damask diaper to Bird's-eye carpet, and 41 selections on dyeing. Detailed coverage of wool processing, calculating thread, carding and spinning, loom operation, more.
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60 yards aired and rinsed aqua fortis bark beers finer blue vitriol boil brass or copper Brazil wood copper kettle copperas liquor cotton cream of tartar dip and turn DIRECTION dissolved draft drawn dye any number figure Filling fustic chips gallons of water half an hour harness indigo indigo dye isinglass knots to warp lime water liquor has cooled logwood liquor long cords long lams loom madder minutes nicaragua number of pounds oil of vitriol ounces of allum ounces of blue ounces of copperas ounces of fustic ounces of pearlash pattern is formed piece plain cloth plates pounds of logwood pounds of yarn Prepare a brass Prepare a kettle proportions to dye quantity scalding heat seed-lac shaft short cords short lams skeins slaie spirits of nitre spools sticks stir sumac taken turn the yarn warm warp a yard weaving White wool wring and air