The last ball closed up well with a four strand braid tied off and left dangling. On this one I made the same tail a little shorter tucking it in after tying and melting the ends. This solves the closing problem I have had from the beginning. It is easy, and beside the sealing stitch it even ties up the beginning strands from the two initial rings. Can't wait to sling this. And can't wait to make more. I found some orange strand in the bazaar in Geyzing, Sikkim and confused the boy behind the counter wanting to buy all of it.