No, Jan, I had previously purchased a holder with ties and did not like it at all. All thumbs, maybe? This is a zippered one, I ordered it in black (any color as long as it is black) and looks a little similar to the KnitPicks one. As I mentioned before my circular needle collection has really grown and even though I have two of the KnitPicks holders ran out of space. Ordered a fishing-type holder, not a good choice, and I don't fish incidentally, so I hope the Signature Needle Art holder will be okay. No need to delete the original post, I guess. Thanks for the reply.