ladder stitch


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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.

    Art in Needlework|Lewis F. Day
  • Any design that is uniformly narrow can be carried out in ladder-stitch.

  • 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