Many of the readers of this blog know that I love knitting. It’s one of my long time passions that I have and a craft that is relatively self taught through many years of trial and error. Every year, knitters from around Australia look forward to the National Wool and Sheep Show that takes place two hours out of Melbourne, in a regional town called Bendigo.
Bendigo has a colourful history in our state as one of the major cities that saw an influx of migrants to the gold fields in the early 1800’s. However, now in recent years, the influx happens to be sheep farmers, wool growers and many other industries as well as spinners, knitters and weavers who gather at the showgrounds every year for this special event to celebrate the Australian sheep and wool industry. The Sheep Show is one of the most awaited shows in the calendar for any knitter. It’s an opportunity to spend a whole weekend with friends and enjoy the various events such as wool fashion shows, sheep judging and craft shows.
This year I decided to take my camera along with me and take some video footage so that I could create a short film on “Social Learning in Action“. When you go to once-a-year community events like these, you can appreciate that people who are in the industry enjoy connecting with each other and learning more about their skills, techniques, equipment and latest initiatives in their industry.
I approached LearningNow TV, a live streamed internet channel in the UK dedicated to showcasing stories relevant for the Learning and Development profession and proposed my idea of creating a short video on Social Learning at the Sheep Show. They accepted!
My short video was aired on 27 August and is now up on the site. In order to see the final edited version, you will need to register on the site and then find the latest programme.
If you haven’t already registered for LearningNow TV, to watch the programs, I would strongly recommend it. Every month, a one hour program is aired across the world and there’s some wonderful case studies, interviews and ideas for any person interested in Learning and Development.
However, if you want to see the unedited version, please feel free to view it below… (apologies for the wind in the microphone in the first couple of minutes!)
Anyone interested in the pattern of the hat, check it out in Ravelry. It’s called Robin’s Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Iufer.