I began by cutting foam core into 4 x 9 inch cards. I use this to wrap my yarn on. I cut a tab on each end of the foam core. On one end I start the yarn, I tape this in place with some masking tape. I then continue to wrap the skein of yarn onto the foam core. When the skein is gone I put the end of the yarn in the tab on the opposite end of the foam core.
|Close up of yarn wrapped on foam core with tab and label.|
I label the yarn with the color name. These are the labels I use: RED, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, PURPLE, ORANGE, BLACK, WHITE, RAINBOW, TEXTURE. I then place the foam core into a plastic dish pan. I label each dish pan with the color of the yarn that will be found in that container.
|Dish pans labeled with color of yarn.|
Each bin contains tints and shades of that color. So in the RED bin you would also find your pinks, BLACK bin you would find your grays, and so forth.
|Yarn organized by tints and shades.|
I hope this helpful tip inspires you!
Here's to tangle free yarn adventures!