A ‘Mini’ BookBinding Documentary – The Creation Process

This fantastic video documents the work of Siuyuett Tsang (Teresa Tsang) during a bookbinding project.

Directed by Calvin Li and filmed by Kenji Wong the movie takes you through the various aspects of creating a book from scratch, including, in various degrees of detail, the following steps:

  • Preparing the signatures
  • Putting cloth on cover boards
  • Piercing signatures
  • Waxing the thread
  • Threading and sewing signatures using a sewing frame
  • Attaching cover boards
  • Weaving the spine spine
  • Adding the finishing touches

The documentary has been edited down to 5 minutes in duration from a total of 10+ hours of footage taken over 2 days.