Henry, my question is: This looks like a needlepoint to me from 1947. Can you verify it is a needlepoint and value ? Thank you.
Answer Hi Joseph,
I can't tell from the image if that is a needlepoint, it's just not enough detail. Samplers often come in cross stitch as well, but the difference is obvious. Needlepoint is made in diagonal stitches that completely cover the canvas; cross stitch is made in x shaped stitches ("cross stitch") with parts of the canvas showing through. I've attached a link with close-up images of needlepoint stitching. If the stitching on your piece matches the "tent" stitches, then it's needlepoint.
I learned needlepoint, knitting, sewing, etc. from my grandmother over 35 years ago. I can answer most questions on the subject of needlepoint. I know about producing needlepoint as well as cleaning, repairing and restoring.