. Through an accident our lovely plush squid was damaged, so I now am trying to figure out how to clean and repair the fellow...
So I've done the basic googling and haven't found anything exactly like what I'm going to try to do to fix our beloved squid. He's sort of a fixture in our living room so I'd like to attempt to make him slightly better looking despite the damage.
off the burned areas...
I have no idea if this will change the (new post-burning) colors or is even necessary. Or worse, will it cause the burnt areas to disintegrate? (When pinched the dry fabric does not break, plush fur doesn't come off.) Have read plenty of websites suggesting hand washing with watered down detergent. Anyone ever try this? Will type of detergent matter? (I'm not going to use the washing machine - squid is not a good fit even if it was a good idea.)
2) Since the squid is discolored (and I hate the nasty brown/yellow spots) I figure the easiest way is to paint a similar spotted pattern on various places to camouflage the damage. Can anyone suggest any fabric paints
that will leave the plush actually plush instead of making it crispy feeling/looking once painted? (I'm going with paint rather than sewing patches because I'm more familiar with using paint than I am good with the needle.) I've got a list of a few online fabric paint brands - but I'd like to go shopping with several more simply because I'd like a wide variety of colors (probably going with various soft reds and blacks, unless there's more variety out there). Last I used fabric paints there were mostly primary colors, so I'm assuming I'll be doing a lot of color mixing.
Flickr photos of the squid:
Tentacle close up
Eye/head close up
He's about 4 ft long from head to tentacle end, so it's not like the burns aren't noticeable. Sadly.
(Aside: Space heater and extension cord that were to blame for the burning have already had happy answers via previously posted AskMes and never again will we be silly enough to place a plush anything near an extension cord.)