I had a lot of loose ribbon. I took empty paper towel tubes, tested them for acidity with my pen, and then wrapped the loose pieces around them. That way I can see all my ribbon. Then I cut dowel rods the fit loosely in length across the top of the desk. I put a loop of yarn around them and used the sticky hooks at the top to hand the yarn loop on. I just unroll a piece if I need it, or I can take the whole thing off/down and move things around. The yarn is different length in the back so you can see both rods while seated without looking under.