Origin of ladder stitch
Examples from the Web for ladder stitch
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.
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.