Another one of the great things that came out of my recent Backgrounds and Borders Boot Camp Workshop was my discovering a great storage organizer for a rug hookers leftover wool strips (aka "worms" or "noodles").
Just before the start of the workshop in March, I was in the laundry supplies department at Walmart. There amongst the clothespins and laundry hampers was this great shoe organizer. At only $9.97, it was a bargain lovers dream. Unlike many shoe organizers, it has a zip around vinyl top and linen-like fabric sides. Most of them are all vinyl. This will allow the wool to breathe while providing protection and you can orgainze your worms by color. I have even purchased a second one for my short/small pieces of wool that are less than a quarter yard. Now I can SEE everything. And when I am done, it can either go under the bed OR fold up in half just like a suitcase and slide in the closet.
And because the wool is soft, you can squish or squeeze it down as small as you would like. Run, don't walk to your nearest Super Walmart and get yourself one !
No more searching thru endless small ziplock bags....now everything is in one place and can lay on the floor next to you while you hook.