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ladder stitch

  1. an embroidery stitch in which crossbars at equal distances are produced between two solid ridges of raised work.
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Origin of ladder stitch

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for ladder stitch

Historical Examples

  • 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.

    Art in Needlework

    Lewis F. Day

  • 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.

    Art in Needlework

    Lewis F. Day