About Domestic Papers & Lee Steiner

I'm a book artist and hand-papermaker with my own studio for
the last twenty-something years.

In my papermaking, I use pure cotton fibers and recycled
ingredients to create unique handmade papers.  My papers can
be used for collage, painting, stationery, and bookbinding.  I
have made custom papers for artists' special projects and I have
taught many people this fascinating skill.

Working with paper naturally led to books.  Bookbinding is
fun, satisfying, and addictive and I like to say,
"I can make a book out of anything!"

I've made books from cereal boxes, CDs, and coasters, among
other things. I enjoy the thrill of experimenting with diverse
materials and the challenge of matching just the right
bookbinding format to the purpose of the book.

See more of my work in my Etsy shop!

  Domestic Papers Etsy Shop

here's what folks are saying about my
books:

“…simply beautiful…thank you sooooooo very much!”  
-barbara, San Antonio

“…it's absolutely perfect and I love it to bits!”
-ellenn,  Australia

"Thanks for the book, it is absolutely amazing, i love it.   :)"   
-sam

"Lee - your package arrived today. I don't want to give it away,  
so I will just say
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"                              
-pam, Maine

" :) I have just received my beautiful journal!
Super fast! Muchas gracias :)  "
-enma, Spain
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About Domestic Papers & Lee Steiner

I'm a book artist and hand-papermaker with my own studio for
the last twenty-something years.

In my papermaking, I use pure cotton fibers and recycled
ingredients to create unique handmade papers.  My papers can
be used for collage, painting, stationery, and bookbinding.  I
have made custom papers for artists' special projects and I have
taught many people this fascinating skill.

Working with paper naturally led to books.  Bookbinding is
fun, satisfying, and addictive and I like to say,
"I can make a book out of anything!"

I've made books from cereal boxes, CDs, and coasters, among
other things. I enjoy the thrill of experimenting with diverse
materials and the challenge of matching just the right
bookbinding format to the purpose of the book.

See more of my work in my Etsy shop!

Domestic Papers Etsy Shop

here's what folks are saying about my
books:

“…simply beautiful…thank you sooooooo very much!”  
-barbara, San Antonio

“…it's absolutely perfect and I love it to bits!”
-ellenn,  Australia

"Thanks for the book, it is absolutely amazing, i love it.   :)"   
-sam

"Lee - your package arrived today. I don't want to give it away,  
so I will just say
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"                              
-pam, Maine

" :) I have just received my beautiful journal!
Super fast! Muchas gracias :)  "
-enma, Spain














About Domestic Papers & Lee Steiner

I'm a book artist and hand-papermaker with my own studio for
the last twenty-something years.

In my papermaking, I use pure cotton fibers and recycled
ingredients to create unique handmade papers.  My papers can
be used for collage, painting, stationery, and bookbinding.  I
have made custom papers for artists' special projects and I have
taught many people this fascinating skill.

Working with paper naturally led to books.  Bookbinding is
fun, satisfying, and addictive and I like to say,
"I can make a book out of anything!"

I've made books from cereal boxes, CDs, and coasters, among
other things. I enjoy the thrill of experimenting with diverse
materials and the challenge of matching just the right
bookbinding format to the purpose of the book.

See more of my work in my Etsy shop!

Domestic Papers Etsy Shop

here's what folks are saying about my
books:

“…simply beautiful…thank you sooooooo very much!”  
-barbara, San Antonio

“…it's absolutely perfect and I love it to bits!”
-ellenn,  Australia

"Thanks for the book, it is absolutely amazing, i love it.   :)"   
-sam

"Lee - your package arrived today. I don't want to give it away,  
so I will just say
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"                              
-pam, Maine

" :) I have just received my beautiful journal!
Super fast! Muchas gracias :)  "
-enma, Spain

About Domestic Papers & Lee Steiner

Continued from my Home Page...

We never passed up an antiques shop, the junkier the better,
and our parents encouraged us in each and every

creative pursuit...
I love to travel but even more, I love to be at home.  The classic
domestic arts-cooking, sewing, gardening- have always been
rewarding pastimes for me.
These skills have been handed down to me and I continue
to pass them on to my daughters.

I call my studio "Domestic Papers...
books with a past" because
bookbinding is an ancient, endlessly fascinating art form.  Each
book I make can trace back to books made centuries ago in
other lands. Many of the materials, techniques, and images I
collect for my books have a history all their own.   
I'm free to add any contemporary elements I want and still,
it comes down to ages of experience before me- years of format
and function- made new in each new book.



See more of my work in my Etsy.com shop!

Domestic Papers Etsy Shop


here's what folks are saying
about my books:

“…simply beautiful…thank you sooooooo very much!”  
-barbara, San Antonio

“…it's absolutely perfect and I love it to bits!”
-ellenn,  Australia

"Thanks for the book, it is absolutely amazing, i love it.   :)"   
-sam

"Lee - your package arrived today. I don't want to give it away,  
so I will just say
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"                              
-pam, Maine

" :) I have just received my beautiful journal!
Super fast! Muchas gracias :)  "
-enma, Spain