due to the academic contention surrounding the NP, some or all of this research may be factual
For the turning of scarlet sheepskins from skin to shoes.
the materials of the Aigua Courses:
(the apex of the taur care is made in the direction of the camels, and the voices.)
hammer until quite dry
add two yolks of eggs
|VJc:19c||To dye sheepskins scarlet, on the side of the flesh, for shoes. --Take the skins, and wash and wring them, and work them well with three or four waters, and then beat them well with a wooden hammer in order to press out the water, and then take a dyer's horse and spread the skins upon it and scrape them with a knife so as not to cut them, and squeeze them well, and then stretch them out upon a cord, and let them dry a little, and then beat them with the hammer until quite dry, in order that the dye may not penetrate through the skin. And for every dozen of sheepskins take 9 oz. of verzino well ground, and put it on the fire with two metadelle of water for each ounce of verzino, and boil until the water is reduced one half. Then pour it into a glazed earthen vessel, and cover it up so as to confine the vapour, and put back the lees that remain behind, with ten metadelle of water, and make it boil until reduced to less than one half, and then begin to dye the skins with this last water, of which you must give them two coats, and mix up the lees, and after each time let the skins dry, and the third time give them the stroppa and open them well, and when they are well opened, give them a third coat of the first colour, and then give them a second coat of this colour, and when nearly dry, rub them lightly with your band; and then, for the fourth time, put for each dozen of skins one metadella, and one-third of lye into the dye, for its maestra. Some per-sons, in order to make the colour deeper and more brilliant, add two yolks of eggs. When they are dry, dye them with the dye into which you put the maestra, and, when again dry, rub them gently, and they will be done.|