Owen Brush Textiles

Owen Brush Textiles

is creating Handspun yarn, Handwoven Scarves, and Tarot Readings

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patron

Welcome to my Pateron site!

My name is Owen Brush, and I am textile artist who is dedicated to a daily practice of slow and methodical handwork.   I use simple hand tools to spin yarn, and weave it.  It's a simple thing - the oldest of technologies - and in a lot of respects it's a practice that needn't be done given the machinery and know-how that exists today.

The reason I choose to do this, however, is not to simply produce material goods.  It's because I believe that there is magic that happens in the process of crafting something with our own hands, or by living with something that has been made in this fashion.    By opening ourselves up to a relationship with our tools and materials - by giving time, space, and energy to these little things in our world, we are giving ourselves an opportunity to connect with, and give shape to, the framework that defines how we exist in this world.

I've created this Patreon site as a way of connecting with other people around these ideas.  To share what I do - the patterns, the yarn, the products, as a means of supporting others to craft their own lives,  and to offer people who are interested or inspired by what I do an opportunity to support me in turn.  If you would like to see the finished work that I have available for purchase, you can visit my website at:  owenbrush.com

This is my Manifesto:


Be Extra Ordinary



Extra Ordinary is an idea that describes something that is so especially ordinary that it possesses a unique integrity and beauty to it. This is a beauty that can only come from a slow and purposeful way of relating to our material environment, Like hand crafted furniture passed down through generations, or a gardener who is able to eat the food that she has planted and cared for with her own hands. This is the kind of beauty that I aim to create and surround myself with. The beauty that comes from simple and loving hand work.

Craft is a Conversation


Much of my inspiration comes from my sensory experience of the world, whether it is the sounds of the world around me, the feel of the earth beneath me as I dance, or the intricate architecture of a forest. Even the slowly changing hues and shadows cast by the sun as it moves through the sky has been known to hold my attention for a long while. This is the reason I work slowly. I use basic hand working methods in every step of the process, because this slowness and directness of experience offers me the opportunity to connect to my materials and participate in an ongoing conversation between myself, my tools, the materials I use, and the world I live in. There is so much for us to learn by conversing with the things around us – all we need to do is listen.

Beauty Will Save the World


Beauty is all around us, if we open ourselves to it. Everything in the world is invested with energy – physical, emotional, and spiritual – whether it be made by our hands, or born from nature. All we need do is give ourselves permission to be present, to breath in, to touch, to see, to taste, to hear, to imagine, and to reflect the amazing and endless wonderment contained in everything and every one around us. In these moments of beautiful connection, everything is right, and truth is made clear.

Responsibility is Revolutionary


While our world is plagued by the exploitation of people and the natural world, and so many things are reduced to a commodity devoid of meaning and beauty, these systemic problems can only exist when responsibility doesn’t. Every player in a such a system can avoid responsibility by passing it to another. The consumer can point to the producer, the producer to the policy maker, and the policy maker back to the consumer. These cycles can begin to stop, once responsibility is held on to instead of passed away.

Hand craft is a stance of taking such responsibility. Through craft we claim ownership and autonomy in our lives. We deal with the world as an equal, we converse with our resources and materials, and we surround ourselves with objects of beauty and wonderment that are born of a reciprocal and loving relationship with the world.

Tiers
Patron of the Crafts
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much for your support!

You will gain access to my posts that contain occasional excerpts from my weaving journal as well as a monthly tarot reading that offer reflections on creative energies for the month.
Eager Weaver (Yarn Subscription)
$20 or more per month
Are you a knitter?  A weaver?  Do you just really like yarn?

Supplement your craft projects and yarn-stash with some of my hand-spun yarn You will receive one skein in the mail every month (valued at $20 or more).   

You may make requests of what colour of yarn and I will do by best to provide, otherwise it will be a surprise - typically of natural colours, sometimes variegated, and may be single ply or double ply.
Beyond Warp and Weft (Tarot Reading)
$20 or more per month
Many cultures have stories of mystical weavers who exist beyond the veil and control the fates of our existance by spinning out the threads of life that get woven into a tapestry, before eventually being cut from the loom.

I'll consult the fates on your behalf - once a month, you can send me a question, and I will draw runes or tarot cards and interpret them for you.
Busy Beaver (Yarn Subscription)
$50 or more per month
Is one skein of yarn not enough for you?


You will receive three skeins of hand-spun alpaca yarn every month, to fuel your own crafting projects.

Monthly Monster
$75 or more per month
Want to grow a monster family?

Get a package with a new stuffed monster every month.
Scarf Afficiando
$180 or more per month
Wow, you must really like scarves!   Or maybe you want to wrap up everyone you know in wonderful handspun garments.

If you pledge this much, you will get a one of a kind handspun and handwoven scarf (valued greater than $180) every month!

Welcome to my Pateron site!

My name is Owen Brush, and I am textile artist who is dedicated to a daily practice of slow and methodical handwork.   I use simple hand tools to spin yarn, and weave it.  It's a simple thing - the oldest of technologies - and in a lot of respects it's a practice that needn't be done given the machinery and know-how that exists today.

The reason I choose to do this, however, is not to simply produce material goods.  It's because I believe that there is magic that happens in the process of crafting something with our own hands, or by living with something that has been made in this fashion.    By opening ourselves up to a relationship with our tools and materials - by giving time, space, and energy to these little things in our world, we are giving ourselves an opportunity to connect with, and give shape to, the framework that defines how we exist in this world.

I've created this Patreon site as a way of connecting with other people around these ideas.  To share what I do - the patterns, the yarn, the products, as a means of supporting others to craft their own lives,  and to offer people who are interested or inspired by what I do an opportunity to support me in turn.  If you would like to see the finished work that I have available for purchase, you can visit my website at:  owenbrush.com

This is my Manifesto:


Be Extra Ordinary



Extra Ordinary is an idea that describes something that is so especially ordinary that it possesses a unique integrity and beauty to it. This is a beauty that can only come from a slow and purposeful way of relating to our material environment, Like hand crafted furniture passed down through generations, or a gardener who is able to eat the food that she has planted and cared for with her own hands. This is the kind of beauty that I aim to create and surround myself with. The beauty that comes from simple and loving hand work.

Craft is a Conversation


Much of my inspiration comes from my sensory experience of the world, whether it is the sounds of the world around me, the feel of the earth beneath me as I dance, or the intricate architecture of a forest. Even the slowly changing hues and shadows cast by the sun as it moves through the sky has been known to hold my attention for a long while. This is the reason I work slowly. I use basic hand working methods in every step of the process, because this slowness and directness of experience offers me the opportunity to connect to my materials and participate in an ongoing conversation between myself, my tools, the materials I use, and the world I live in. There is so much for us to learn by conversing with the things around us – all we need to do is listen.

Beauty Will Save the World


Beauty is all around us, if we open ourselves to it. Everything in the world is invested with energy – physical, emotional, and spiritual – whether it be made by our hands, or born from nature. All we need do is give ourselves permission to be present, to breath in, to touch, to see, to taste, to hear, to imagine, and to reflect the amazing and endless wonderment contained in everything and every one around us. In these moments of beautiful connection, everything is right, and truth is made clear.

Responsibility is Revolutionary


While our world is plagued by the exploitation of people and the natural world, and so many things are reduced to a commodity devoid of meaning and beauty, these systemic problems can only exist when responsibility doesn’t. Every player in a such a system can avoid responsibility by passing it to another. The consumer can point to the producer, the producer to the policy maker, and the policy maker back to the consumer. These cycles can begin to stop, once responsibility is held on to instead of passed away.

Hand craft is a stance of taking such responsibility. Through craft we claim ownership and autonomy in our lives. We deal with the world as an equal, we converse with our resources and materials, and we surround ourselves with objects of beauty and wonderment that are born of a reciprocal and loving relationship with the world.

Recent posts by Owen Brush Textiles

Tiers
Patron of the Crafts
$1 or more per month
Thank you so much for your support!

You will gain access to my posts that contain occasional excerpts from my weaving journal as well as a monthly tarot reading that offer reflections on creative energies for the month.
Eager Weaver (Yarn Subscription)
$20 or more per month
Are you a knitter?  A weaver?  Do you just really like yarn?

Supplement your craft projects and yarn-stash with some of my hand-spun yarn You will receive one skein in the mail every month (valued at $20 or more).   

You may make requests of what colour of yarn and I will do by best to provide, otherwise it will be a surprise - typically of natural colours, sometimes variegated, and may be single ply or double ply.
Beyond Warp and Weft (Tarot Reading)
$20 or more per month
Many cultures have stories of mystical weavers who exist beyond the veil and control the fates of our existance by spinning out the threads of life that get woven into a tapestry, before eventually being cut from the loom.

I'll consult the fates on your behalf - once a month, you can send me a question, and I will draw runes or tarot cards and interpret them for you.
Busy Beaver (Yarn Subscription)
$50 or more per month
Is one skein of yarn not enough for you?


You will receive three skeins of hand-spun alpaca yarn every month, to fuel your own crafting projects.

Monthly Monster
$75 or more per month
Want to grow a monster family?

Get a package with a new stuffed monster every month.
Scarf Afficiando
$180 or more per month
Wow, you must really like scarves!   Or maybe you want to wrap up everyone you know in wonderful handspun garments.

If you pledge this much, you will get a one of a kind handspun and handwoven scarf (valued greater than $180) every month!