Pearl Cotton is lovely for stitching but it can be troublesome to store.
Work with it as packaged and get a tangled mess.
Remove the tags, untwist, cut at the knot and you will have long lengths and lose important information. Try to put the tag back on and it’s a mess.
Cut at the end with two loops and miss cutting some threads. This gives you a worse tangled mess.
I usually solve this by cutting at the single loop end and leaving the tags in place. You will still have one knotted length that’s hard to pull out, but that’s a small price to pay.
That is until now. Wild Olive has a cute and clever idea to make your own storage for Pearl Cotton using popsicle sticks, described in this illustrated tutorial. If you aren’t using a ring for storage, you can even do it more easily by skipping the holes.
Do you have a method to store Pearl Cotton you like?