VBYC, YOUR Local Yarn Shop: The Fiber Arts Trendsetter in Acadiana!

21oo Verot School Road, Suite 8 Lafayette, LA 337-216-4564
To send email, write to: vermilionbayyarnco at Yahoo

M: noon-6pm; T: 10am-8pm; W: 10am-6pm; Th: 10am-8pm; F: 10am-6pm; S: 10am-4pm; Sun: Closed


Beginning Knitting and Crochet: Beginning classes for knitting and crochet are scheduled one-on-one at your convenience during business hours. You may schedule lessons just for yourself, or for yourself and a few other friends. In beginning knitting, you will learn your stitches while you create a beautiful chunky yarn scarf. At the end of your mastery period, you'll have a fabulous accent you can actually use!

Classes a la carte: If you weren't able to attend a specific class, or you missed out entirely on one, here's your chance! Simply schedule the class topic of your choice at the time that's convenient for you.

How Much Do Classes Cost? At Vermilion Bay Yarn, we're all about getting you moving on your fiber projects and getting you going with new techniques. All classes (including beginning knitting and crochet) at VBYC are $20 plus materials. You do not pay each time you come in to continue the same class.

What's Available At Vermilion Bay

The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company is your local source for the fine yarns of Rowan, Classic Elite, South West Trading, Cascade, Plymouth, Schaefer, Malabrigo, Muench, GGH, Brown Sheep, Lana Grossa, Tilli Tomas, Universal, and many others! We offer high quality needles and hooks from Addi, Chiaogoo, Hiya-Hiya, and Brittany. Vermilion Bay Yarn (YOUR local yarn shop) is YOUR one stop for all your knitting and crochet notion needs: counters, holders, markers, darning eggs, tapestry needles, etc.

Knit Cafe: The Evening Fiber Art Group meets on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm at the shop. Bring your project(s) and sit for as long as you like. Food, coffee, and soft drinks are always provided, and everyone is encouraged to add to the buffet.

Need something repaired? Favorite sweater with moth holes? Heirloom lace with a snag? Bring it in for an estimate.

Don't have time to knit or crochet it? The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company is your only local custom fiber art source! Please visit the shop for an estimate.

Knitting Parties at VBYC: Gather together 10 of your friends or colleagues and set a date/time for a knitting party at Vermilion Bay Yarn! Beginners and seasoned knitters can participate in the same party! Folks who've never knitted before will learn how and the experienced knitters work their own fun project! Contact the shop for details!

Our Return Policy

Now and then we purchase a bit too much, or decide that a different yarn might be better for a project than the one we selected. Here's how VBYC accomodates merchandise returns. This policy is also clearly displayed in the shop by the register. Thank you for your business!

Merchandise purchased at The Vermilion Bay Yarn Company may be exchanged/returned for shop credit only. No cash refunds. No exhanges/returns on special orders. Gift Certificates may not be redeemed for cash. Yarn presented for exchange must be odor-free and in new condition with the yarn band intact. Yarns wound into skeins are not accepted for exchange.

Knitting Rescue and Project Help

We are most willing to assist YOU, our customers, with quick help or to fix minor blemishes in your fiber work at no charge. As I see it, that's all part of what YOUR local yarn shop is about, especially if your project originated from VBYC. If you find yourself in need of frequent coaching on a particularly challenging project, or if you require detailed assistance with a project obtained elsewhere, we encourage you to make that project into a class ($20 fee applies) for the duration of your work.

05 July 2010

A word from Jason about....

For those of you who read the blog, but who don't get the newsletter, i'll print my "word from Jason about..." article from the month here in the blog. But don't miss out on the newsletter too! I'd very much like to add you to the list to receive The Vermilion Bay Light each month!
A Word from Jason about the Knot of Doom... Every kid needs a balloon, right? They’re enticing. They’re often shaped like fun cartoon animals, and they seem alive, bobbing in the air at the end of a string. As a kid, I had a love/hate relationship with balloons. I had to have one when I spotted a balloon stand, but as soon as I got it, I was mortally afraid of it: when handled, it made an irritating squeaking sound, it struggled upward to free itself from my clutch, and if it burst, I was inconsolable, either because the thing was destroyed, or the sudden, jarring noise was too much to endure. Mothers everywhere know that a child will forget about the lighter-than-air concept, let go of the string and stand in tears watching the colorful object of short-lived affection grow smaller and smaller, eventually disappearing among the clouds. To avoid this scene, the string of the balloon gets tied around the wrist. A mother’s balloon knot is permanent. It never comes undone. The balloon remains secure until it explodes, or the string is cut off. In nature, this mystic knot is the only one of its kind, as strong as iron. The knot tied in the thread connected to a balloon encounters very little resistance, and the floating helium bubble at the other end usually gives just the right amount of lift to keep pulling that magic Mama knot tighter and tighter. Knitters (and crocheters too!) should avoid knots. Even though it is our nature to think that knots are secure, they really aren’t. Unlike the knot in the balloon thread, a knot in a piece of fiber work will rub against clothing or other portions of the garment. Before you know it, the knot will spring open, and the fabric will unravel, or a seam will suddenly gape. Certain yarns are more prone to this, because of their texture. Cottons and acrylics for sure will unravel if knots are tied. Instead of joining a yarn or finishing off a seaming thread with a knot, the ends must be carefully woven into the fabric, following the path of the working yarn. A woven end is the only secure end. When about 6 inches of your skein remains, lay the new skein end along the old one with the tails in opposite directions. Then, knit with both strands for 2-3 stitches. Let the tails hang free on the wrong side. After the work is finished, go back and weave in the remaining ends. Yarn tails from seams should likewise be carefully and efficiently woven into the fabric to give the appearance that the entire piece was worked with one unbroken length of yarn. Besides being highly volatile, knots are unsightly and sloppy. With all the work that goes into creating a beautiful, wearable garment, it’s a shame to take a short cut on the finishing only to have your wonderful creation literally fall apart around you as you walk down the street.

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