Ip Man Yi Trada
Trada Ip became interested in knitting as a primary student. She was taught fundamental knitting skills by her Home Economics teacher in secondary school, and continued on self-learning with knitting books. After her blindness, she had no choice but to give up this interest because it was difficult for her to go to the woollen yarn shop.
In 2009, with the support of volunteers from an organisation for the visually-impaired, she picked up knitting once again, and even participated in the knitting category of The Hong Kong Abilympics in 2010 and 2014 held by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. In 2017, she relearned crocheting at the Jockey Club Inclusive Arts Studio in Shek Kip Mei so that she could further develop her interest in crocheting. Afterwards, she taught knitting for people with visual and hearing impairment in an inclusive organisation. She proudly knitted 20 sets of teapots and coasters for a charity sale in Christmas 2020.
Trada Ip and her guide dog Rally
Courtesy of collaborator