Hello and welcome to my website!

The Mad Samplar is an online needlework bookstore and needlework shop located in the foothills of the beautiful North Carolina mountains. I have been in business since 2003 and specialize in new, used, rare and out-of-print needlework books in a variety of languages and superior supplies for all of your needlework endeavors. The shop portion of the wedsite is a 2015 addition that is continually expanding to offer not only the most beautiful creations from today's leading designers, but also the finest supplies available on the market.

For practical reasons, the website has been divided into two separate divisions, each with its own shopping cart: To save you money! This allows me to utilize the USPS media mail rate to ship book orders (which can get very heavy very quickly) at a significant savings to you. The needlework shop, as required, uses first-class and/or priority mail rates. I would much rather you spend your money on goodies (as I'm sure you would also) than postage and hope that you can understand and appreciate this attempt to reduce your shipping costs.

So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy the wonderful and inspirational photographs of the books and designs. I are sure that you will find that perfect book or project to inspire your next heirloom or simply enhance your stash. I sincerely hope that you enjoy your visit!