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Re: Stab Binding - materials & technique

I use waxed linen thread.  Sometimes I use an awl to unravel the ends for an
informal look.  They don;t semm to loosen over time.


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> Do those among us who do Japanese-style stab binding
> ever find that the binding gets loose after a few
> months? Some of my stab bindings do that and I
> wondered if it would help to wet the thread before I
> bind so that it contracts as it dries, thereby
> resulting in a "tighter bind".
> Also, what kind of binding thread would be decorative
> as well as functional? I've been using raffia which
> looks very nice but I can't guarantee how it will
> last. Is there another material which looks like
> raffia but is easier to use and gives a better end
> product?

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