Ladder Edge

Structural Category

Looped

Specific Usage

Edge

Other Names

 

Diagrams

This stitch is worked toward you over a hemmed edge. Only horizontal stitches go through the fabric. When completed this stitch looks like a braid on the edge of the fold.

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2.

Bring the needle up at A on the left side of the hem. Bring the needle over the edge of the hem and insert it at B on the right side of the fold directly opposite A. Bring the needle up at C on the right side of the fold and slightly above AB.

Insert the needle into the fabric at D directly below B. Bring the needle out at D1 directly opposite D.

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4.

For the first loop, keep working the thread to the right and take the needle under AB from above. Keep the working thread under the point of the needle.

Hold the working thread down and pass the needle under AB and under CD. Do not enter the fabric.

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6.

Keep the working thread over the point of the needle. Insert the needle at E directly below D. Go through both layers of the hem to E1 directly opposite E.

Hold the working thread down and bring the needle behind the left loop. Do not enter the fabric.

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8.

Hold the working thread down and bring the needle behind the right loop. Go over the working thread.

Insert the needle at F going though both layers of the hem. Come out at F1 directly opposite F. Continue the pattern following Steps 6 through 8. Keep the loops on the fold of the fabric.

Diagram source: Venessa Harrold, reprinted by permission.



Bibliographic Sources

Stitch Identification Group