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.

16 March 2011

Where's the tree?

That tree was notorious. It first appeared at our Christmas party 2.5 years ago (which was also the celebration of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce yarn cutting ceremony, you'll remember). The thing was all decked out in the festive finery of the season. After 12th night that year, it became a Mardi Gras tree. Then, the general idea was to make it a "holiday tree", a way to decorate the knitting area seasonally. So, in keeping with that notion, the Mardi Gras tree was transformed into an "Easter tree". After Easter, the "patriotic holiday tree" appeared, but thereafter, the blazing zeal for maintaining and transforming it for each particular major holiday or season slowly started to cool. The "arbor horribilis" got some notable attention by several persons who injected some arboreal botox into the sagging artificial eyesore: a fabulous autumn tree last fall, this past groovy and ecclectic Christmas tree, and then the final designer touch for Mardi Gras. It had become a traditional fixture of the knitting area, lauded in its glory, scorned in the post-season -- a rock star evergreen people loved to hate. There was also the issue of the table skirt. It's nice and all, but it was rather like a Bermuda Triangle sort of affair. If you sat near it, it tended to make things disappear: the other knitting needle, your pack of markers, your pattern, your scissors. All seemed to vanish, swallowed up by the billowing table cloth to be hidden somewhere below. Added to that, the persons sitting on the love seat in the corner had to lean forward to chat with people sitting in the circle on the other side of the tree. So, yesterday, we bid adieu to the tree. Gone pecan. The fabulous Mardi Gras decorations that marked its final hurrah have been carefully stored and the tree was removed forever. In its place, we now have a bookshelf with pattern and reference books for everyone to use. You'll notice that the knitting circle seems more open now, and that there's more space -- because there is. This is just the start of the general shop makeover that will take place for the next few weeks. YOUR local yarn shop is growing, thanks to all of YOU!

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