About the Artist
Allysun West is a medicinal dye based textile designer in Portland, Maine. She completed her BFA in Textiles and Fashion from the Maine College of Art in 2018. where she began working with natural fibers, and plant based dyeing methods, transforming her work into garments of healing.
Intrigued by alternative medicinal qualities offered by plants, which also produce the dyes she colors her fabrics with, West challenges the ideas of synthetic based items in and around our bodies with an alternative option of natural comfort and healing from the outside inward. A process she refers to in the creation of her garments as radiating energies.