Dyeing A Wool/Nylon Coat

Hi, I have an off-white colored coat I would like to dye a very light pink or blue. The coat is a wool boucle fabric that’s 70% wool, 30% nylon and the lining is acetate. I don’t want the color to be too intense so it’s ok if the acetate takes little to no color. In the past my only dying was tie-dye tees so I have no idea how to achieve a soft all over color. Also what kind of dye and technique would be best? I’m thinking since it’s a wool coat, running it through the washer might not be the best idea. If doable, also what is the risk of the dye being transferable to clothes underneath, or purse, etc. Thanks!

Dear Roxx,
It is possible to dye a wool/nylon blend, but I wouldn’t try it at home. The best dye for this is acid dye, which requires very hot water in the washing machine or on top of the stove. As you can imagine, this is not ideal for an already-constructed garment, as it may shrink, felt, and twist. You could also consult with Sherry at www.fabricdyeing.com. It really may not be worth it, but if your heart is set on it, you can investigate the possibility.
good luck,

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