This section is from the book "School Needlework. A Course of Study in Sewing designed for use in Schools", by Olive C. Hapgood. Also available from Amazon: School Needlework: A Course Of Study In Sewing Designed For Use In Schools.
3. Passing the needle underneath, bring it out at the next red dot (Fig. 34, c), and fasten c and d together.
Fig. 36. - Showing diamond honey-combing.
4. Continue to the end of the row, fastening together the red dots which are connected in Fig. 34.
5. Beginning the second row at the right, fasten together, in a similar manner, the blue dots (circles, Fig. 34).
6. Work the third row as the first, and the fourth row as the second, and so continue (Fig. 36).
In honey-combing, exactness is required in marking the spaces. Instead of colored pencils, the clots may be marked with thread or chalk. To keep the honey-combing in position, the outer edges should be fastened to a lining, after it is finished.
What is honey-combing? Where is exactness required in honey-combing? How is honey-combing kept in position ,when finished?