I got some brown wax thread and was all set to practice button braids this weekend, using a method where the needle is run through the braid (skewered/shishkabobed) per the video I watched. The needle I have (standard, plastic, comes with braiding kits) is waaaay too big and ruins the braid.
Is there another type of needle that is used? A tapestry needle maybe?
Unfortunately you can't use a bodkin or pull thru if you're doing button braids. You literally have to sew the braid together with a needle; no room for pulling through like hunter braids. Joann Fabrics is your friend. You'll find large eye needles (but not too large!) with blunt ends easily.
"Imma snap youuuu! - with a shout out to Wildlifer