48 Dyes. 100 Colors* Each color of Diamond Dyes will give from three to eight beautiful and handsome shades, varying according to the amount of goods dyed with the contents of the package, Notice that although there are only forty-eight colors of Diamond Dyes, yet by directions given in this book for combining different dyes they give over one hundred distinct colors and over three hundred different shades, so that any desired color or shade can be easily made. Diamond Dyes are prepared especially for home use, and no dyes manufactured for mill and factory dyeing can give, when used in the household, this great variety of handsome, fashionable and durable colors* The full and explicit directions upon each package are so simple that even a child can understand them, and easily match almost any desired shade. Coloring1 Over Other Colors A special feature of this book is th^ very careful statement given under each color (sse following pages) of the exact results given wnen that color is used over other colors in re-dyeing, This will be a valuable guide to these using the Oyes. In re-dyeing goods of certain colors, it is uuaally desirable (if you cannot get a dye that will give the result wanted over the original dyeing), vo discharge as much as possible of the old color. It must be remembered that all dyes are somewhat transparent, and if the original color b not discharged, it will more or less change the color given by the dyea All colors can be re-dyed or made a darker shade of the same color. In this way the Diamond Dyes are very useful for reviving faded or dingy colors. If two or more pieces of goods, of different colors, are to be dyed to the same color, they must be dyed separately, for the lighter color will require a stronger dye-bath than the dark. Dye the darker piece first and then dye the lighter one to match the shade* if goods of different colors are dyed at the same time8 different shades will be the result Discharging* Old Colors, The best means of discharging old colors is by the use of a bleaching liquid made as follov/s:Dissolve one-fourth pound of chloride of lime in one pint of water and one-fourth pound bi-carbonate of soda in another pint of water ; then mix the two liquids and let stand a short time ; finally strain through a cloth and put the clear liquid in a bottle.or jar. To use this liquid to discharge colors, take enough hot water to cover the goods, wet them thoioughly and take out. Tber* adrl n portion ol the bleaching II juicl and put back the goods, and work them thoroughly in the water ten to iweniy minutes, adding more of the bleaching liquid if necessary, Finn rery ihoroMghiy hj several waters, $g all the bleach liquid -,4t fozfote -f^a san get a, firoou cc-k>r.