After graduating from OCAD University in Material Art & Design: Fibre, Sabine Spare worked for couturier Susan Dicks and honed her skills as a cutter and seamstress. Leaving for Central America to study pre-Columbian textiles, Spare returned with a fervour for pattern. In Spring 2017, she launched a collection of clothing and accessories called Spare Label. Each piece in the collection is created by hand using ancient surface design techniques such as fabric marbling and dyeing. Spare’s designs are characterized by organic patterning, fine detail and achromatic palettes. Her aesthetic is minimal and functional, prioritizing intricacy in pattern over shape.
Sabine Spare was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence (Textiles) at Harbourfront Centre in 2018.