Important news

Store Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  10 - 4

Wednesday  Noon - 6

Saturday  10 - 3 (must leave by 3 pm)

CLOSED:  Sunday and Monday


15 May 2020

The shop will reopen Saturday, May 16th.

If you plan to visit the shop, I suggest you call before you come. 

Until a 'new normal' is established, only 3 customers will be allowed in the store at any one time;  no children or pets. I expect customers to have their mouths and noses covered.

If you call first (504-945-4069), I will be able to ascertain if the item(s) you need are in stock.

Thanks for your cooperation.



Bette Bornside Company

Who we are

Bette Bornside Company was established in 1986 as a retail mail order supplier of medium-priced, quality yarns and accessories to knitters and crocheters.  In 1991, we expanded to include a retail shop at 2733 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117.

We are located in the Faubourg Marigny, an historic district in New Orleans, adjacent to the French Quarter.  Our neighborhood, which runs along the Mississippi River, was established in 1806, and is a time capsule of 19th century New Orleans.

Yes, we close for hurricanes.

General Information      

Store Hours

We are open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesday from noon - 6:00 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm Central Time.  Closed Sundays and Mondays and major holidays.

VISA / Mastercard

In addition to payment by check or money order, we accept VISA and Mastercard charges.  Please do not send cash.

Our Guarantee

If you are not satisfied, you may return unopened yarns and items purchased from us within 30 days for a refund.  Sale items, however, are not returnable.

We respect your privacy, and do not sell, rent or share our mailing list.

Unique Services

  • We charge $5.00 for shipping and handling on orders under $75 throughout the United States. WE PAY shipping and handling on orders over $75.  This means on such orders you save from 15 – 25%.  Orders are shipped by US mail - Parcel Post.  If you wish to receive your order by Priority Mail, there will be a $3.00 charge for priority mail.  We add appropriate charges for our international customers.
  • Our reserve-a-skein policy is a unique, personalized service.  On orders of five or more skeins of any one shade, we automatically hold one skein of that dye lot in reserve in your name for six months in case you need to purchase more.If this is not possible, we will let you know at time of purchase.
  • We will gladly send free of charge a sample length of any of our yarns for you to test-knit.  We encourage you to take advantage of this offer if you have not knitted a yarn before, or if you are trying to match a color, or you choose a yarn that is variegated.

What we are not

Bette Bornside Company is not a discount or clearance center.  We stock only yarns that can be  reordered.  We hold clearance sales only when wholesalers discontinue yarns in our otherwise stable inventory.