I found this yellow dye recipe in a early 1800's cookbook. It's one I hadn't seen before, it uses horseradish leaves. Mrs. Eastaff To Dye Linen or Cotton a fine straw or Lemon colour. eight handfuls of horse raddish leaves, one ounce of Allum two gallons of water, Boil the whole till reduced to six quarts. Your linen or cotton having washed quite clean. - when the above liquor is hot let the article to be dyed be emerged therein. - Make a starch with the liquor that is left & glase with a sleak stone Eastaff Title: English cookbook Author: unknown Location: University of Iowa Library archives.