She loves to weave.

Where does cotton come from? Miss H. grows it in her South Bend backyard!

She cleans it. She spins it into yarn. She dyes it many colors. 

She weaves the cotton yarns. She makes lovely scarves.


READ MORE: Melvenea Hodges says she got her love of fabrics from her great-grandmother and her grandmother. She started “braid” weaving when she was eleven. Now she grows her own cotton. Not all states allow people to grow cotton in their yards. The boll weevil is a bug pest that can ruin cotton crops. Have Mom check if it’s okay to grow your own cotton where you live. Proverbs 31 describes a woman who does many things to care for her household. Verse 19 says, “She puts her hands to the distaff (holds the fibers), and her hands hold the spindle (spinner).”