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.
Honey-combing is drawing fulness together for ornamental effect.
Fig. 34. - Showing how to mark the cloth, diamonds representing red dots, and circles blue dots.