- an embroidery stitch in which crossbars at equal distances are produced between two solid ridges of raised work.
Origin of ladder stitch
First recorded in 1880–85
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Any design that is uniformly narrow can be carried out in ladder-stitch.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft
Effie Archer Archer
Ladder-stitch occurs in the cusped shapes framing certain flowers in Illustration 72, embroidered all in blue silk on linen.
In order to make your ladder-stitch (G) square at the end, you begin by making a bar of the width the stitch is to be.