A Free Ladder Stitch Tutorial
The purpose of this post is to provide a free ladder stitch tutorial for beaders. Prior to the actual ladder stitch tutorial, I thought you would find it helpful if I provided some information on the stitch. The ladder can be used alone. It is also the foundation for other bead stitch techniques like the brick stitch or herringbone stitch. Once you have created a beaded ladder like the one shown in this free ladder stitch tutorial, then you can move on to the other stitches.
- To make it easier for you to see the tutorial, I did two things.
- The first thing I did was used large seed beads (6/0)
- The second thing I did was is doubling over the thread. (Typically the stitch is worked using a single thread.)
- The thread tension should be tight and that all the beads worked sit snug.
First step–Thread needle and pick up two beads leaving a tail of four inches.
Tail (defn.) is the thread below the first bead you picked up.
Fourth step–Pick up one bead and pass down through the top of the previous bead.
Fifth step–Pass up through the bottom of the bead just added.
Sixth step–You will continue working the ladder stitch picking up one bead at a time until you have achieve the desired number of beads in your ladder stitch chain.