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?

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,

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