Esther's Waves PDF Chart by Northern Expressions Needlework

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A funky and unusual yearly band sampler has sort of become a tradition now, but after two years of diagonals, it was time for something new, and Esther's Waves was born.

Floss used in the model is from and can be purchased at your favourite needlework shop.

Fabric used in the model is from and can also be purchased at your favourite needlework shop.

Additional Northern Expressions Needlework Designs can be found at, Hoffman Distributing, or can be ordered through your favourite shop.

A huge thank you to Esther Hung, who suggested waves and oversaw the design process from beginning to end. You can blame Esther when you're cursing at the beads. She wanted bling. :P


Stitch Count: 173w x 319h
Design Size: 9 x 16 inches on 40 count fabric
10 x 18 inches on 36 count fabric
11 x 20 inches on 32 count fabric
12 ½ x 23 inches on 28 count fabric

Fabric used for the model is 36ct Linen in Honey Amber from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. Because of the stitches used, it would difficult to stitch this design on Aida cloth as the stitches use each hole of the linen.

Floss Used

Dinky Dyes 203 Chestnut x1 or DMC 3857 x1
Dinky Dyes 202 Terra Cotta x1 or DMC 3777 x1
Dinky Dyes 174 Red Dust x1 or DMC 918 x1
Dinky Dyes 240 Pumpkin Spice x1 or DMC 921 x1
Dinky Dyes 28 Outback x1 or DMC 3853 x1
Dinky Dyes 62 Aussie Gold x1 or DMC 783 x1
Dinky Dyes 142 Gidgee x1 or DMC 733 x1
Dinky Dyes 213 Kuranda x1 or DMC 469 x1
Dinky Dyes 136 Sea Grass x1 or DMC 3011 x1
Dinky Dyes 191 Stringy Bark x1 or DMC 3862 x1
Dinky Dyes 118 Ironbark x1 or DMC 300 x1

Beads Used

Delica DB0012 or Mill Hill 00330 x531
Delica DB1841 or Mill Hill 03003 x356
Delica DB1838 or Mill Hill 03038 x512
Delica DB1837 or Mill Hill 03575 x397
Delica DB1836 or Mill Hill 03039 x449
Delica DB1832 or Mill Hill 00557 x349
Delica DB0456 or Mill Hill 02047 x389
Delica DB0011 or Mill Hill 02098 x439
Delica DB0457 or Mill Hill 03014 x609
Delica DB0022 or Mill Hill 00221 x495
Delica DB0461 or Mill Hill 02056 x777

This is not an exact conversion. Rather than try and match exactly I went for a close shade progression, and of course the DMC are solid. Floss estimates are for 36 count fabric using one strand of floss for stitching over two, adjust these amounts if using a different count of fabric. Mill Hill beads are slightly larger than Delica, so you may find they don't fit as well. They are matched to the thread colours, not the Delica colours as there aren't good matches for most of them. If you don't like beading, just replace with a cross stitch.

Average review
Mar 11, 2017 by Annette W
The colours are just what I was looking for as a piece to hang on my stone fireplace chimney, and I love the beads!!
Mar 7, 2017 by aeiserma
Feb 4, 2017 by Vicki
Quick service, & the charts are always clear & well illustrated where needed (specialty stitches)
Nov 29, 2016 by Deborah Sharp
Absolutely gorgeous design (obviously). The pattern itself is impeccable, very easy to read and understand, even for a specialty stitch beginner like me. I've heard tons of positive opinions about NE and they are all well deserved. I'm over the moon with the pattern and the clear instructions and can't wait to get started!
Apr 10, 2016 by lauralaabs

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