A couple of years ago I was given a skein of Chinese silk. Hands up who remembers winding a skein of wool into a ball? Today I needed a thickish blue thread, this silk was ideal, but we hit a snag. What do I do, chair or husband......... Alex (husband) who also remembers winding knitting wool into a ball was willing to hold the skein for ten minutes while I wound the silk into a ball, but being silk its springy, it would not have stayed in a ball.
Push them together to form a cross
Wind the silk round the pegs working into a ball