Episode 122 – Book Club: Knitter’s Book Of Yarn – Cellulose Fibers

In Episode 122, Greg and Pam continue our book club by discussing the section on cellulose fibers. Follow along as we discuss The Knitter’s Book Of Yarn by Clara Parkes.

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3 thoughts on “Episode 122 – Book Club: Knitter’s Book Of Yarn – Cellulose Fibers

  1. KB Donovan says:

    Hello – I really wish I could have sent an email to engage in real dialogue. I’m unsubscribing because I don’t tolerate confederate sympathizers. Cotton plantation owners didn’t want “free labor“; they wanted slaves and all the institutional privilege therein. That was the point of the Civil War.

    I hope someday you’ll be able to see how harmful rewritten history is – and how hurtful it is to ignore those who were oppressed. Continuing to perpetuate confederate sympathy does not help the knitting community.

    1. greg says:

      Hi, KB — Thank you so much for your comments about our episode. Since you mentioned that you wish you could have sent an email to engage in real dialogue, I’ll also send a copy of my response to the email address you used when you left your comment. You can always reach out to both Pam and me via our info@UnravelingPodcast.com address. I want to respond on the website, too, so that other listeners who may have concerns similar to the ones you voiced can see my response.

      Let me be clear: my comments on the podcast were in no way intended to be sympathetic to the Confederacy. I intended to convey the opposite sentiment — that the labor involved in gathering and refining cotton is intense, and the only way the South was able to “succeed” economically was through the exploitation of slave labor. Our show is unscripted, and I apologize that my off-the-cuff remark did not adequately convey the context I meant. I appreciate that your comment allows me to see that what I said wasn’t clear, and gives me the opportunity to clarify what I said. I hope it’s now clear that I am in no way attempting to perpetuate confederate sympathy. The subject of cotton production comes up rarely on our podcast, but when it does in the future, I will make sure I do a better job of voicing my views of the historical context around the abhorrent practice of slavery.

      Thanks! -greg


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