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Can You Dye Plush Toys?

Is there a way to dye a plush-toy made of cotton that has only faded on one side-? It sat in the sun, and now, one side looks much darker than the other. Also, if I dye it, how do I control how dark the shade of pink becomes?
Amanda

Dear Amanda,
There is no simple way to control the dye on something like this. My best recommendation would be to get a catalog from www.dharmatrading.com, read up on the reactive dyes and how to paint with them. Mix up some dye, salt, and soda ash in a small container and paint it on your faux animal. See if you like what you get. If this is really a beloved piece, maybe you want to keep it the way it is and chalk it up to “character.”
Good luck,
Jennifer