|If you're fumble-fingered like me, you have trouble holding the bobbin while hand winding thread such as woolly nylon onto it. Well, here's the solution I found, though it might not be original: while holding a chopstick in your left hand, place the bobbin on the chopstick. Push the bobbin nearly to the end of the chopstick and hold it steady by using your index finger on the left edge of the bobbin to steady it and holding your left thumb against the bobbin to keep it from sliding down the chopstick as you wind. Wind the bobbin with your right hand and you'll find that your thumb and finger don't get in the way of the thread while winding, and it's easier to avoid dropping it. The chopstick does most of the work holding the bobbin, while your fingers and thumb just keep it from falling off the chopstick. If you're left-handed, just reverse the process.