you have to put it on something to hold it. You can get or make a swift. Use the back of a chair, some people use their feet, or someone else's hands.
I don't really know how bad it is now, but if you can put what is not tangled on something (like the back of a chair) to keep it from getting worse and then just work through the tangled part.
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