The Ship-Ladder_Stitch

To make the Ship-Ladder Stitch, bring the needle out at the farther end of

Ship-Ladder Stitch.
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the outline and send it down the length of one stitch in advance. Bring it out to the right side of the outline and higher than the point of insertion, and send down again to the left and lower than this point, thus crossing the outline with one long stitch.

Bring the needle up again on the outline at the end of the first stitch and repeat. See above illustration. Keep the slanting stitches uniform in length and slant, as the beauty of the stitch depends upon this.

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