An enjoyment and appreciation of the beauty of nature and natural forms is the motivating inspiration behind Lois Kershner’s designs. Essentially she paints with thread, creating the illusion of light, shadow, perspective, and texture through thread and stitch selection and placement.

In her ‘threadscapes’ she uses canvas embroidery to record memorable places and experiences much as others use travel journals, photo albums, and sketch books. Her study of Ikebana — Japanese flower arranging — for nearly twenty years has influenced her Sashiko pieces which feature both traditional motifs and contemporary designs.