How To Make Essence Of Lavender

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Oil of lavender are generally used for perfuming soaps and greases. The number of formulæ published for making a liquid perfume of lav...

How To Use Hydrosulphite – Soda Vat For Wool

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Recipe : 2 ozs. powdered indigo.  7 fluid ozs. Caustic Soda solution (SG 1.2).  4 pints Sodium Hydrosulphite (SG 1.1).  The ...

Lychen Dyes : Recipes For Dyeing With Lychens

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Some of the most useful dyes and the least known are to be found among the Lichens . They seem to have been used among peasant dyers f...

Recipes For Dyeing Of Silk

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Silk is covered with a natural gum which has to be removed before the dyeing process can begin. This is done by boiling for one hour ...

Recipes For Dyeing With Old Fustic

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(1) OLD GOLD   Boil the wool with 3 to 4 per cent chrome for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.  Wash, and dye in a separate bath for 1 to 1-1/2 ho...

RECIPES for DYEING with LOGWOOD

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Logwood is a dye wood from Central America, used for producing blues and purples on wool, black on cotton and wool, and black and vio...

How To Make The Extract Of Patchouly

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Pogostemon patchouly ( Lindley ), Plectranthus crassifolius ( Burnett ), is an herb that grows extensively in India and China. It so...

How To Make Imitation Essence Of Myrtle

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A very fragrant otto may be procured by distilling both flowers and leaves of the common myrtle; one hundred-weight will yield about f...