So, yesterday I took some silk velvet and silk ribbon and used them to squash pomegranate pieces. Nice color. I am going to iron them before I wash them out to see what the final color will be. Don't try this at home unless you like pomegranate splattering all over everything! lol! The first time I added too much water and it turned out pinkish and I wanted a deeper color. The picture shows velvet/ribbon pre-second squish.