Because of the woven nature of the fabric I was able to use the dull-ish point of a corkscrew to gently push back any cat-claw-pulls. The curved end of the screw helps tuck the fibers away securely without damaging the surrounding weave.
I have to say I am a wee bit concerned to leave the couch unattended (last night we threw a large blanket over top), but hopefully with the addition of some Stickypaws, the employment of a water spray bottle, and a good amount of catnip bribes, my “fixes” will become less and less frequent.
Wish me luck!
(Image: MaryAnne Petrella)