Mary Vaughan | Owner
I learned to knit as a young girl and that passion has grown with me. I love to quilt, sew, knit, and experiment with new crafts. When I first moved to Indiana, I found the Village Yarn Shop and met all my closest friends there. The community built around the shop was always something I loved and sought to grow. I hope that the Village Yarn Company continues to be a place for knitters and crocheters to come together, enjoy one another’s company, build friendships, and start new ones!
Emma Vaughan | Marketing Maven
I am a student at Indiana University, studying Marketing with minors in Spanish and Apparel Merchandising. I love photography and design. You’ll see me sitting around the shop from time to time, updating this site and all of our social media. My favorite part of my job is getting creative with our Instagram account. I still laugh when people ask if I know how to knit — come on, I’m Mary Vaughan’s daughter!
Anne Allen | Teacher
Anne has been an integral part of the Village Yarn Company’s growth and continues to be an important member of the VYC family. She has taught several year-long afghan classes and has a great eye for color! You’ll notice her “Anne Made” bags, accessories, and note cards around the shop.
Jane Fuqua | Teacher
I moved to Zionsville in 1999 with my husband and our three sons, and now we are empty-nesters. Although I sewed and did crafts as a child, I didn’t learn to knit until I was an adult, so I can relate to beginners! I have found knitting to be a great source of joy in my life and it has led me to meet wonderful people that I never would have known. My favorite pattern is whatever I’m about to cast on next, as soon as I finish this project… I teach the Tuesday daytime Beginner and Beyond classes, Sunday Socks, and other project classes. How lucky we are to have a wonderful yarn shop right here in Zionsville!
Maureen Hoyer | Teacher
I teach beginner and advanced beginner level classes. My mother taught me to knit when I was young, and I rediscovered knitting a few years ago. I love all the new yarns, fibers, and designs that are available for knitters these days! I like to try patterns that allow me to try different yarns and learn new techniques. Knitting has introduced me to many nice people, and I love meeting all the new knitters at the Village Yarn Company!
Kim Wagner | Teacher
I started knitting when I was 10 after being encouraged by my parents to find a hobby. After announcing I
wanted to “knit and crochet and stuff like that” I was presented with two Teach Yourself to Knit books, 4 balls of red acrylic yarn and 1 pair of 14″ Boye aluminum knitting needles. (It was the 70’s) More than 40 years later I am still knitting and continue to be inspired by the endless possibilities knitting has to offer! I teach the Sweater Workshop classes on Friday mornings where it is my goal to encourage confidence in knitting projects at all levels.
Marsha Ward | Teacher
An elderly friend taught me to knit and crochet when I was 20. These skills have greatly enriched my life and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to share this knowledge by teaching classes at the Village Yarn Company. Beginners and Beyond is a great place to learn both knitting and basic crochet skills while making new friends.
Poppy | Shop Dog
I’m a whippet who loves treats and long walks down Main Street. I have a couple hand-knit sweaters I wear when cold weather comes along. I’m very friendly, but can be shy at first! Come by the shop and visit me.