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.

10 December 2010

Leave the landing strips to the airport people..

Scarves are pretty nifty items, that's for sure. But, (and there's always the "but"), a scarf is an accent. It's not necessarily something you wear indoors. Yeah, I know. There're those particular scarfs you can work up in a novelty yarn that have Fake Fur, Zingly Dingdots, Dootlezoinks, and Fibblefloots, and those have their place, I suppose. Remember, Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias complimented the ueber-accesorized Annelle as she arrived at Mae-Lyn's Christmas party: "Our ability to accessorize is what sets us apart from the animals." But don't get a notion that creating a closet full of 6"X65" swatches of knitting is all there is. Knitting a fathomless quantity of landing strips is fine, if that's your thing, but at some point, it's got to get boring. Consider another project, something with a bit more of a challenge. Make a vest or some other sort of garment that's fitted. Something that has a pattern beyond "repeat rows 1-5 twelve million times until your knuckles bleed." Select a basic sweater pattern or a vest pattern that has, perhaps, a simple stitch pattern, or a modest Aran pattern like the one pictured here (this design is in the Filatura Lovely Jeans book, by the way). "But it's south Louisiana. We just don't wear that." What? And you make scarves for a blizzard, and 35 million of them, yet you wear, what, short pants and short sleeves in winter? No. Make a sweater. You don't have to use a big wooly wooly yarn either. Use a blend. Make it cotton. How about a cotton silk blend? A nice alpaca blend? There are fibers for us in the Deep South, fibers we can wear comfortably in our mild autumn-winter. No excuse. "No, that's just too hard for me." Honey, that's what I tried to tell Mrs. McNabb in second grade when I was quite content printing. With her help, I learned handwriting. Didn't like it at the time, but hey, it worked. At VBYC, YOUR local yarn shop, you have all the help you need for your sweater projects. You won't be flying without a net. Think past the scarf! What a great sense of accomplishment you'll have when you look at your perfectly fitted garment!

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