The Ladder Stitch is generally used as a foundation (start) stitch for Brick Stitch and Herringbone stitch. This stitch can be done with either one (traditional way) or 2-needle approach.
This image will serve as reminder for those who already know how to weave the Ladder Stitch.
Ladder Stitch: How To
Recommended: Easiest and quickest video. From Fire Mountain Gems: Ladder Stitch, How To
It also includes a very clear, fast and easy illustrated written instructions.
The next videos are also worth watching if you want a full refresher or have never done a Ladder Stitch.
DIY Easy Beading Stitches – The Ladder Stitch (by EvaEvaEva923)
Basic tutorial on ladder stitch, using 1 needle.
How to create a Ladder Stitch – Beading (from JewelrySupply.com)
In this video, 3 beads are used together for the depth of the ladder stitch.
Ladder Stitch Beadweaving Instructions (by Potomac Bead Company)
Good tip. Shows how to use a 2-needle approach as well as how to quicken the ladder stitch weaving (by picking up more than one stitch, a side, at a time)
More than a Foundation Row
This ladder beaded stitch can also be more than just a foundation beaded row.
The thing to remember about making a swatch of ladder stitch is that you use the previous row as anchor for the current one (as shown in images below).
Characteristics of Ladder Stitch
When deciding which stitch to choose for a project, it is always handy to have a swatch handy. Failing that, to know the general characteristics of the beading weave in mind.
- rigid row-wise
- flexible length-wise