Jean Wolter - Chelsea, MI

JEAN WOLTER started her knitting career as a young mother and wife, knitting hats, mittens and sweaters for 3 children, her husband and herself. When all three children were in school, she returned to the workforce for over 25 years. No knitting happened again until she retired. Since she had access to a wonderful yarn store in Chelsea where classes and beautiful yarns were available, Jean decided to pick up knitting again. Soon immersed in yarn catalogs and a whole new world of colors, textures, and stitches, Jean had a rainbow of 25 gorgeous scarves.  Her children suggested she sell at craft shows and her daughter joined her in a combined operation to sell scarves and her huge collection of newly created jewelry.  This resulted in the creation of her business, “Knits & Glitz”.

Jean found that her customers drove her desire to knit, and creating stunning combinations of colors and textures plus making useful products that looked wonderful and made her customers feel good was her goal. While she has experienced the joy of seeing some of her products locally, Jean states, “I fantasize about running into one of my customers in Chicago, or Germany or Japan on one of our family trips.”

Recently Jean added knit & felted hats, bags and flowers and a variety of knit items including evening wraps and bags, cowls, infinity scarves, beaded sashes, and hat/scarf sets.  Her collection of knit/felted hats consists of three original styles all in a large array of colors & sizes. The majority of her sales are these felted hats.   Maybe you will be one of Jean’s customers who she fantasizes about.