Sharon Robertson is the brainchild behind Rainsong’s creation and success. She cheerfully blames her childhood for igniting her passion for dressmaking. As a kid, she had to try to find room to eat at the kitchen table, because needle and thread took up most of the space. Her Mum was a dressmaker, like her Mother before her. The love for cloth and craft has travelled through the generations, from womb to womanhood.
“My grandmother taught me the art of knitting and crochet. I’m left-handed so she taught me in the mirror. She was always so patient, and a total perfectionist. She would encourage me in her gentle way, to unpick my work if it wasn’t perfect. I learnt to pay attention to every intricate detail. Back then, I remember feeling that our time together was really significant, almost sacred."