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:
Final Marks: The Art of the Carved Letter
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.
I ordered the Book at Abesbooks for $4.58. It will be here next week. Thanks for the information.
I think you’ll be glad you did, Bob. It is an amazing journey into Appalachian culture and self-reliance. Your jaw will drop many times, and at others you’ll laugh out loud.
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