Thanks all. The alpaca (warp) shawl was a dream come true but a nightmare to weave. The warp broke 6 times. I always check the strength of my warps but was so excited to start this one that I didn't test-break the thread. The mohair pieces went fairly fast but there was fluff flying around for weeks afterwards. I've been spinning a lot in the last 6 months. My great grandparents who were freedom fighters in India had their charkhas but I didn't spin much in India. I took classes in Richmond,VA where I live. It's been one of the most liberarting experiences & has brought me much peace of mind. All the hair I rip out while weaving grow back when I spin. LOL I love experimenting & am not a slave to patterns. I've only just started out knitting a few weeks ago & tried my first stokinette (spelling?) sampler last evening.
Sizing your warp may help with the fuzzies. It will keep the warp from sticking to itself because you've "glued" the yarn together. It may also cut down a bit on the fiber in the air. It may have helped your alpaca warp some too.
I used thinned wallpaper paste. It was a powder that I mixedd with water. It makes your weaving not look very pretty on the loom, but it washes out when you finish your project. It makes weaving it much easier. There are a lot of recipes for sizing floating around. That's just an easy one I used.
KS, i first warped the loom for the mohair pieces at 6epi. then re-reeded it for 5epi when i realised it was too close. At that point I just wanted it to be over. 6 epi wasnt too bad to weave but the other big mistake was that i warped for four 6 feet long pieces (the other 2 aren't on the blog yet). That caused tension trouble even though i was careful with initial tensioning. I haven't yet resorted to sizing as it sounds icky but might give it a shot the next time I weave with fuzz... Would you know about an online weavers forum? Something like the knitter's review? That would be awesome!