PAM Richardson, who lives in St Marychurch, Torquay, has opened a new shop called Knit & Stitch.
She said: "I felt the precinct, which has a wide variety of independent retailers, was missing a haberdashery shop.
"The opportunity arose when Best Wishes relocated, and I was in a position to start up my own business doing what I enjoy. My hobbies have now turned into my business."
The shop stocks James Brett, King Cole Robin & Wendy yarns plus all knitting and crotchet accessories, haberdashery items and craft kits. There is also a seamstress who does alterations.