(or at least, a little more organised…)
i wish i could give credit to the originator of this great tip but it’s just one of the random gems that pop up now again on the net that i saved a long time ago as a reminder for my personal use that i thought i’d share here for all.
straightforward and as simple, cheap and efficient as it gets, the first tag end of the material wound is slipped inside the clip near the metal spring to keep it from unwinding and spinning around and the rest is self-explanatory.
i use this for yarns, chenille or other non-fly tying specific materials such as found in sewing or crafts shops. if needed, you can write the materials specifics on the clothespin’s handle.
i hope this will be of use, enjoy!