There are lots of way to floss a corset, the best way to learn is to make a flossing sampler and learn by experimenting. Some people do not like the flossing to be too obvious on the reverse, some people like the workings to show as a sign of craftmanship. Download a free flossing sampler template HERE.
There are many resources for corset flossing teqniques online, just search Google for 'corset flossing ideas' or 'Symington corset flossing sampler'.
The Symington Flossing Sampler is a huge quilt sized sampler made from lots of samplers sewn together. It illustrates all the corsetry flossing designs that were available on Symington Corsets during the late 19th century and early 20th century. You can see the sampler in person if you travel to the Leciestershire County Council resource centre where it lives. Check the resources below for further links to the Symington Collection of Antique corsetry.
These days, flossing a corset is more of a decorative pursuit but of course, can still be used as a protection against your bones poking through the channels prematurely. Design scope is as endless as your imagination! Go forth and explore - or read our detailed tutorial on how to floss a corset, including video!