I bought two packets of yarns at Malvern for couching. They came neatly wrapped around card. Of course as soon as you take them out of the packet you get long ( at least 10 feet) long strands which threaten to tangle into a birds nest. I have the same problem with embroidery silks. I do not know if people who use these things on a more regular basis than I have a proper way of storing part used skeins, but it is a mystery to me.
Until last night. I was tiding up when I spotted a plastic dryer thing that hooks over a radiator for airing clothes. Aha!