Creating skein threads

I’m curious if there is another way to create a thread in a skein without putting in the commands one by one, for example, by using a test script? More than once I have accidentally left a skein thread unlocked after editing it, then later trimmed it (I’ve started to trim automatically when I use it, so I can find the thread I’m looking for) so I was wondering if there’s a quicker way to re-create it. Or, is there a way to make a backup copy somehow, in case I accidentally delete something?