Embroidery and lace were the most attractive features of the Newton Abbot Arts and Crafts Society's ninth annual exhibition, at the Public Rooms, in November; although, among other things, there were creditable exhibits of carving, leather, and metal work. The judges were: - Embroidery. Mrs. Terry, Exeter; pictures, Mrs. Baird, Dawlish; photographs, Mrs. Carslake, Newton Abbot; home arts, Miss Elliott, Torquay. They made the following awards: -

Embroidery: In silks, only, silver medal, A. La Terriere, Alston Lawn, Cheltenham; in wool, bronze medal, A. La Terriere; in linen, bronze medal, F. E. Canter, Lonsdale, Newton Abbot. Lace Work: Bronze medal, Chudleigh School of Lace. Carving: Silver medal, B. W. Brealey, Kingsteignton. Leather Work: Silver medal, C. J. Birch, Cranford, Kettering. Silver, Brass, or Copper Work (not Jewellery): Bronze medal, P. L. Haslope, Chelston, Torquay. Burnt Wood Engraving (Coloured or Otherwise): Bronze medal, V. Bowes Scott, Earl's Court-gardens, London. Decorative Painting: Bronze medal, Frank R. Hellens, Newton Abbot.

Good embroidery and lace was also shown by Mrs. Hacker (a fire-screen), Miss Brittain (a portiere) Mrs. Baron Webster (duchesse lace collar and cuffs), the Misses Froude, James, Battams, and Wainwright (Tynemouth), Enock, Coulborn, Mary Kippax King, Edith Kitson. Miss Whyte Simpson, of Manchester, sent a beautiful bedspread, and Miss R. Grimbly's braid lace was much admired.