Wyrd Sisters yarn store at Picadilly Square in Roanoke on Franklin Road is closing Aug.18.
The owner, Cate Leonard, is moving with her longtime partner, Kenley Smith, founder of Studio Roanoke on Campbell Avenue, to Nashville, Tenn.
Smith is pursuing playwright opportunities there.
Gina Bonomo, owner of Mosaic Yarn Shop in Blacksburg, is opening her second yarn shop in the former Wyrd Sisters location in the beginning of September. The Roanoke location will also be called Mosaic Yarn shop.
Leonard says she would like to open another yarn store in Nashville, Tenn., after she learns the market there. She is also considering online sales.
Leonard held knitting classes at her shop, also free puppet shows for children. She and local knitters staged what might have been Roanoke’s first “yarn bombing” earlier this year. According to a previous story, A “yarn bombing” is sort of the knitting equivalent of graffiti.
The shop will be offering 40 percent off all inventory until closing, Leonard said.