I love to add lacing to my work and I often use ribbon, lace, twine and hemp cord.  Generally I use a needle to help me lace, but hemp cord tends to be too thick.  If you have ever worked with hemp cord then you know
 how it tends to unravel.  This can become a pain when you're trying to lace up your project.  

To solve this problem, add a bit of crazy glue to the ends of the cord and it will stay stiff and in one piece.  This also works well with ribbon that tends to fray.  :o)