I have been dyeing wool and various other fibers INCLUDING cashmere, with no problems at all. I bought an ivory 100% cashmere scarf to dye for my dad for Christmas and today when I tried to do it, I had a beautiful combination dye going, but when I washed it out, 90% of the dye came out!
I rewashed the scarf again and boiled the stupid thing in acid dye for two hours and it still only held a very very icy pastel bit of splotchy dye. I even added more vinegar too- I finally had to use up the dye on other fibers so it would not go to waste.
Do you think they treated this scarf with something so it would not take dye? I have NEVER had this problem before with any cashmere anything, and I have been dyeing it for years now with great results.
I have to see my dad tomorrow, and I had to give him this faded icky scarf now.
I don't know what to do!!!