She seeks wool and flax,
And willingly works with her hands
So, the wool and flax...I don't know how to spin wool and flax into fabric to sew garments...I am sure that back when this was written, women did that. How does this apply to me, as a woman today? Sewing is something that is enjoyable to me, but I am not very good at it. I should practice more. There are so many tutorials online.
I do think that this is about the lost art of womanly domestication. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cooking, cleaning, maintaining an orderly house and doing it all with a smile. The women's liberation movement, I think, has changed the thinking of the modern day woman. We have become focused on serving ourselves and not on what we are called to do.
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what IS that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:3
It is God's plan for women to manage the household affairs. We are to be good stewards of our household resources, whether that means we sew our own clothes or we buy clothes as needed and look for really good deals.
I have no problem working with my hands. I actually enjoy it. When my husband and I first married I stitched a sampler type craft project for the wall of our apartment. It read 'Hands to work, Hearts to God'. I believe that it true. Whether it is crocheting a blanket, crafting a necklace, doing dishes, or folding laundry just know that that is what we are supposed to do. It is God's desire for us. And I am happy with that.