I’ve discovered that if you put a small blob of glue on the inside of the threads – ie go through the hole in the centre of your disc – at the very start and the last 1/4 inch of your braiding, it holds the threads together and makes them easier to work with once the braid is complete.
Gosh that was a long sentence! 😛
The threads all stick together, you see. Then once it’s dry and the braid is complete, you just cut off the bit you don’t need. You can still wrap/whip those end bits with fine thread if you need to, but its a lot easier to do with those ends all glued snugly together 🙂
I used ZAP non drip gel superglue.
I’ve only just tried it as I saw it recommended for kumihimo, but to be honest its no different to my usual superglue gel.