You can still use your clipboard. All you need is something flat to hold the threads down. If you put a nail filing board under your clip, it will be the same as mine. Hope that helps. And if not, use your tape and just tape the threads down in the back. Thin thread will probably not work well. I know some people use embroidery floss, like the kind you use on your embroidery. If you use two threads per warp, that should work. Remember, Indians used what they had available. It is good for us to use what we have available too. Hope it helps.