A visit to the Folkstreams website can provide a person with some healthy perspective. It is a rich collection of films of varying length on a wide spectrum of traditions, including handcrafts. There’s much more to see, but to begin with I’d recommend these:
They are enlightening, inspiring, and thought-provoking. Even better than the Alex Stewart film is the Book Alex Stewart: Portrait of a Pioneer by John Rice Irwin. It was recommended to me a few years ago by a friend. It is a special book.