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.

21 November 2011

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

I've posted the Thanksgiving schedule on the top of the blog page, but it's probably not a bad idea to write it again in a regular post. VBYC will be closed Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, but will re-open on SATURDAY at 10am! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Christmas Stocking Stuffers

Fabulous white bronze and rosewood shawl sticks from the fall/winter JUL collection have arrived and they're waiting for you at VBYC! JUL's ultra creative pieces are truly unique and exquisite -- and I might say, rather popular because of it. You've more than likely seen several pictures on Facebook already of these awesome works of art. Among our favorites: the Twig shawl stick and the pewter Swirls. Something completely new and different are the French Curve leather closures. Those of you who (like me) find that sewing on buttons is a giant pain in the posterior will ADORE the French Curve closures. They're go anywhere closures that are easily attached and detached right where they're needed. Wear it as a closure or as a unique accent. Jul accents make perfect Christmas gifts! Stop in today and take a look!

18 November 2011

Thank you for your patience!

As many of you know, I have been in the process of a giant residential move and the tedious process of sifting through years of accumulated artifacts and treasures with the purpose of downsizing and simplifying. Although this change has all for the better, it's nonetheless very stressful, time consuming, and physically exhausting. If the move weren't enough, I must report the sad news that my mother (whom many of you have met in the shop, and several of you remember her from last year's knitting cruise) was recently diagnosed with the onset Alzheimer's, necessitating her move to an assisted living facility equipped with the properly trained care-giving staff. This week was the designated "move date" for my mother into her new apartment. So in the midst of my own upheaval, I made the trip up to Arkansas to help with my mother's transition and to get her "settled in". I thank you all for your patience with me for not being in the shop while I see about these rather weighty personal matters. My number one priority has always been to you, the VBYC community, and I am pleased to announce that these extra activities are soon concluding so that I may once again devote my undivided attention to VBYC. Tremendous thanks to Ethel for her unwaivering willingness to come in extra time to cover for my absences and for maintaining the top notch customer service and the friendly atmosphere you have all come to associate with Vermilion Bay Yarn. In order to play "catch up", as it were, with the newsletter, I will be writing a "Holiday" edition that combines both November and December, so be looking for that in the next week or so -- and I hadn't mentioned that we've been having some prolonged computer issues in the shop as well (all cleared up now!), which further hampered my attempts to print documents and use the internet. Again, I thank you for your patience with all this and for continuing to stop in at your fiber arts oasis. We'll see you today when you visit!

03 November 2011

OMG, the new fibers!

Yesterday we celebrated shipment 1 of the fantabulous new fall winter yarns from Cascade. Today will be just like yesterday, as we await the second box of goodness. Fans of cozy and luxurious softness hurry on in! With this delightful wintery cold front, you'll have just what you need to settle into your favorite knitting chair. Venezia worsted, that amazing silk blend yarn that guarantees a high end feel and look, is waiting for you! And the colors! Rich and bold! The winter white is absolutely gorgeous! Mother Nature is the mistress of color, and she shows her expertise in the yarn that captured our hearts and our needles last fall: Eco Alpaca and Eco Duo. All natural, undyed alpaca fiber in solids and marls. Picture a vest in the buttery bliss of Eco Alpaca. That's a Christmas sweater he'll want to wear every day! Many more fall and winter wonders await your next visit to VBYC! Want patterns to use some of the fantastic new fibers? The newest "Quick Knits" book from Cascade is here too: 60 More Quick Knits contains page after page of small-scale projects smartly designed and fashion forward. We'll see you today at VBYC!