The Beyond the Veil Planchette is the second in a series of planchette designs that was originally released as an exclusive chart for Dark October Séance 2022 participants. The model was stitched using overdyed threads and DMC on 40 count Anthracite by Zweigart. The beautiful handcrafted board was generously provided by Homestead Needleworkes. The stitch count for the design is 74w x 95h.
The chart offers a DMC conversion for the overdyed threads used, but I would recommend using what you have on hand since so little is needed for this design.
This design features two keys – one facing up and one facing down to represent the idea of “As above, so below”. It also features green mist or smoke to represent the idea of communicating beyond the veil, stars and a moon to represent the other side, and in the center a keyhole (representing a doorway) with the symbols for the four elements surrounding it.
Planchette is a French word meaning “little plank”. A planchette is a triangular or heart-shaped tool that often had a pencil attached and was used for automatic writing. Planchettes have typically been used in conjunction with ouija boards (also known as spirit slates or talking boards) to communicate with spirits. These devices gained popularity during the Victorian spiritualism movement and were often used in séances.