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.

24 March 2011

Ave Lux!

You know me, the constant Latinist. It's a little phrase a bear might say when he emerges from his cave after several months of winter sleep: "Howdy, Light!" And that's exactly what I said this morning, having returned from Lowe's with two boxes of flourescent light tubes to replace those burnt out in the shop fixtures. When I had moved in, there were already several tubes out, and recently, more of them bowed their heads and gave up the ghost. So, our options were two: 1) issue miner's lights to everyone so they can more easily see their stitches and pattern charts or 2) figure out how to change the dang bulbs. This morning, I loaded my 6' ladder into my car (yes, it fit), set it up under one of the defunct panels, managed to figure out how to open the thing, copied down every shred of information from one of the tubes, measured it every way, and headed out to the home improvement place, where there was an entire section dedicated to flourescent tube lights -- of all lengths and diameters, some with one prong, some with two, some rods like the ones I needed, some with squiggles and crooks. Who knew there were so many different types of these things -- then I remembered the folks who measure yarn by weight. Just like yarn isn't just yarn, I suppose these bulbs aren't just bulbs. The number letter code means something, I found out. So, judging from the similarities of the writing on my burnt out ones and what was written on the boxes of the new ones, I selected what seemed to be the proper sort. The moment of truth was to compare the old to the new. A match. For the next 30 or so minutes, I scaled the ladder, removed and replaced, careful not to break the things (one of the old tubes was broken in the fixture already). When I was all done, I cleared away the debris and took a look at the new bright and sunny knitting area. Nice. We're brighter now than we ever were! Fabulous! So hurry on in and enjoy the brightness! Howdy, Light!

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