Originally Posted by Starshing
Thankyou jaydee, i'll go buy some! Does the thread need to be waxed or anything?
No I just buy ordinary good quality sewing thread - it works for me. I have tried the stuff they sell for plaiting but it seemed too thick and so didn't blend in so well and had a tendency to 'pop up'
I always secure each plait individually folding the end in by wrapping the thread around it and then use a fresh piece of thread to stitch the plait in
The forelock looks better if you 'braid' it like a tail by starting at the very top and bringing hairs in from each side as you work down - plaiting 'under' rather than over.
WARNING!!! Be careful not to cut the mane when you take the plaits out at the end of the day!!!!
Practice makes perfect!!!