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Melvenea Hodges
Melvenea is a Fiber Artist residing in South Bend, Indiana. She creates clothing and accessories using traditional techniques such as block printing, sewing, weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. Melveana began learning about fiber arts by experimenting with hair braiding, beading, and loom-free weaving. It was through these experiences that she found joy and realized her talent in creating with her hands. Not long afterward, she learned to crochet and sew through trial and error. Her work was recognized publicly for the first time at the Berrien County Youth Fair in 2001. She won the Reserve Grand Champion award along with other acknowledgments of craftsmanship for her work in crochet. Melveana received her degree in Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising from Eastern Michigan University in 2006 an has since won awards for her handspun and woven designs at her local guild. Her mission is to honor and preserve our fiber arts heritage through practice. Melveana intermittently blogs about her work and traditional textile techniques on her website She has also published articles with SpinOff magazine.

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Melvenea Hodges
Cotton Spinning for Knitting Friday, July 9 - Sunday, July 11, 2021
Melvenea Hodges
Splendors of Narrow Strip Weaving Sunday, July 11 - Saturday, July 17, 2021

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