I just tried the chopstick with an eye bolt on the end. The thread got caught in the opening of the eye. So I tried more binder clips. Here is the pictures of what I came up with. The binder clip holds the chopstick to the spool pin, but it was moving back and forth as the thread is pulled through. I fixed that by putting paper around the spool pin to tighten the binders's grip on the pin. Miriam, I think I like this better than the suction cup. Thanks for the idea.