Includes chart, one piece of 20″ x 17″ of 37 count linen in Corn Tassel by Legacy Linens ; 2, 20 yard skeins of 6 ply cotton by Threadworx; 1, 6 yard skein Gloriana 12 ply silk and one spool of accentuate to blend with gold silk for a metallic touch. Stitch count 245 x 197. Approximate design area is 13 3/4″ x 11″.
Definition of alchemy. 1 : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life.
Scientists in medieval times used these beautiful and enigmatic symbols in their manuscripts as a shorthand for various chemicals and processes. Although none of their works led to the discovery of the Philosopher’s Stone or the ability to create gold from a base metal, many wonderful scientific advances were made, opening the field for modern chemists. The chartpack includes a key to the symbolic meanings, from the earth, air, fire, and water triangles in the corners to the nine golden symbols for gold in the center.