This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
Society of Art Workers," as it was modestly entitled, was held at Dickinson's Galleries in New Bond-street, in December. A more creditable display of the kind it would be difficult to get together. The artists represented were Miss E. M. Rope, Miss Helen Langley, Mrs. Branson, Richard Garbe, Miss Beth Amoore, Mr. and Mrs. Eastlake, Miss Taunton and Miss Walbrand Evans, the Misses Graham and Donald de V. Graham, Mrs. E. Roscoe Mullins, the Misses Rimmington, Miss Moller, Miss Dorothy Keeling, and Miss Ursula Wood. There were also contributions by the Duchess of Sutherland's interesting Cripple Guild. Messrs. Hindley and Wilkinson sent some beautiful reproductions from furniture in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Messrs. T. Potter & Sons made an attractive display of their wrought metal work and Cobral ware.
Albert E. Bonner had one of his periodical exhibitions of arts and crafts in December, the special features being clever water-colour sketches by Lionel Crane, and an interesting display of jewellery, silver work, and electric light fittings by Joseph Hodel. Miss Mabel Slowcock sent beautifully executed miniatures on ivory and vellum and in wax; Miss Ropes, the repousse letter-box we illustrated last month; and Miss van Someren, a mirror frame of beaten copper with mosaic decoration in porcelain and mother-of-pearl. Mention must also be made of Lionel Crane's very neat little painted cardboard model of a country house, made to scale, 1-16 in. to the foot. There should be a demand for models of this sort for the forthcoming exhibition of model cottages.
A Needlework Exhibition, devoted to Harris costume linens, embroidered with flax threads of the same well-known brand, held at 25, Old Bond Street, during the holiday week, showed extraordinary variety. The objects ranged from magnificent portieres and altar hangings, to the veriest trifle for Christmas; but everything was good of its kind, suitable in design, and harmonious in colour. The excellent texture and soft tones of these Harris linens make them as charming for costume as for embroideries.
The Working Ladies' Guild held a very successful exhibition and sale at Kent House, in December, it being opened by her Royal Highness, Princess Henry of Battenberg. There was an interesting display of needlework, in which the Guild specially excels, and the energetic directress, Miss La Touche, brought together a pleasing variety of work in metal, leather, pyrogravure and "marquetry" stains.