I use Kevlar lacing cord. Because it’s nearly unbreakable and “free” at the motor shop. Mostly to bundle cables in peckerheads. You can buy it cheap at EIS Sales. This is what it is used to control:I still occasionally use waxed string, I have a few rolls left, more than I have time left to use. But usually for telecom. Have you seen the NASA PDF (attached)?
You lace up the turns and the internal wiring at the ends then everything gets coated in epoxy or varnish when used in a motor (dip and bake or VPI and bake).