An enjoyment and appreciation of the beauty of nature and natural forms is the motivating inspiration behind my designs. Essentially I paint with thread, creating the illusion of light, shadow, perspective, and texture through thread and stitch selection and placement.
In my 'threadscapes' I use canvas embroidery to record memorable places and experiences much as others use travel journals, photo albums, and sketch books.
My study of Ikebana — Japanese flower arranging — for nearly twenty years has influenced my Sashiko pieces which feature both traditional motifs and contemporary designs.
Teachers' Certification in Canvas Embroidery, National Academy of Needlearts.
American Needlework Guild (ANG), South Bay Needlepointers & Golden Gate Needleworkers chapters
The Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA), Santa Clara Valley Chapter
National Academy of Needlearts (NAN)
National Embroidery Teachers' Association (NETA)
Thradscapes: Design, Stitching Techniques & Stitches. 2012. Lois Kershner self-published.
ANG online 2008 Stitch of the Month. Circles: Theme & Variations.
Needle Pointers Magazine, ANG. Sassy Hat. Vol XXXVI, No. 2, March 2008, p. 28.
Distinguished Artist of the Year for 2014, Cupertino Fine Arts Commission.
Lifetime Achievement Award, National Academy of Needlearts, March 2014
ANG Best of Show, Peoples' and Delegates' Choice, 2010
Greater Pacific Region, EGA, Judges and Peoples Choice, 2008
NAN Permanent Collection Accession, 2007
Greater Pacific Region, EGA, Judges' Choice: 2006, 2008
ANG Small Masterpiece, 2003
National Academy of Needlearts, Dir. Teachers' Certification 2009-
National Embroidery Teachers' Association, Pres. 2011-12.
Santa Clara Valley Chapter, EGA. President 2008-2009; V.P Programs 2007.
Golden Gate Canvas Workers, ANG. Chair Correspondence Courses 2009.
South Bay Needlepointers, ANG. Program Chair 2007.
Colorado Chapter, EGA. Exhibits Chair, 2006.