1. On the right side of the cloth, and beginning at one end, mark the entire length, as in Fig. 34, placing red dots in the place of diamonds, and blue dots in the place of circles.

Fig. 35.

Fig. 35. - Showing honey-combing begun, needle in position

2. Drawing the needle through from underneath at a (Fig. 34), take up a few threads of the cloth at b (Fig. 34), and fasten a and b together with two or three over and over stitches (Fig. 35, a).

3. Passing the needle underneath, bring it out at the next red dot (Fig. 34, c), and fasten c and d together.

Fig. 36.

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?