the results of my recent experiments in the kitchen (yarn was involved)

I proudly present red cabbage and onion skins (freed at last from the zip-lock bag in the closet):

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After prolonged simmering and steeping on the stove-top, the dye is ready to meet the yarn.  The yarn leaves the mordant bath and joins the dye bath where it frolics for hours.Cbirthdoll_007 Dscn3552   

In the end the yarn emerges transformed.  See red cabbage (lower left) and Onion-skin dyed yarn (lower right) shown with Turmeric (upper left) and … can you guess what produced the creamy golden brown?