This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Honeycomb. An ornamental weave produced in cotton and linen canvas by drawing the warp and weft threads so that the small lozenge-shaped spaces between them shall appear sunken, and the edges in relief. So called from a resemblance to the concave cells of a comb of honey.