An Grianán, ‘the sunny place’, is an unique experience in Ireland and is open all year round and all are welcome to enjoy a daily, midweek or weekend holiday where you can participate in a course, an activity or rest and enjoy our fabulous hospitality in comfortable surroundings, with caring and friendly staff.events Calendarcourses
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Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter, each season and occasion is an opportunity to create and display a wreath. Join us to create your own stunning piece. It makes for a perfect gift for a loved one – or yourself!
“Creativity is making marvellous from the discarded”. This small furniture upcycling course received excellent reviews following its trials among visitors in 2022. The term Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming the old into the new and creating something with both artistic and environmental value
Parchment Craft is the art of cutting and perforating special parchment paper to create lacework. Techniques of colouring pencils and other mediums are also included.
Prepare for the year ahead, and the occasions that 2023offers. From birthdays, weddings, first holy communions, confirmations and new arrivals this course offers a chance to create cards for all occasions with a personal touch. Learn new techniques to treasure and share.
Create your own unique pictures or garden hangings with a variety of different shaped buttons and colours.
Learn the basic steps of Line Dancing to the best country songs.
Ramble through Termonfeckin Countryside and Drogheda town, view historical sights and learn the history. A most enjoyable way to see the area.
Choose your theme and learn from the best. (ie: easy entertaining at home, vegan, BBQ Cooking)
English Paper Piecing is quilting technique used to hand sew intricate patchwork with the aid of paper templates.
Use heated beeswax, pigment and a hardening resin, to create a beautiful ethereal effect. Suitable for Book Marks, Card Making and Framed Pictures.
A wonderful opportunity to design your own silk scarf with that very personal touch.
Mobility exercises and stretching performed sitting on a chair. Low impact Aerobics: gentle exercise performed to music.
This is a self-care course with aromatherapy, focusing on methods to aid stress, insomnia, arthritis, rheumatism and the immune system. The workshop includes facial yoga, meditation and tailored essential oil advice.
A beautiful way to make a lace textile by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins.
Create your own choice of picture using oils in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
An introductory course to caring for the self through Taoist Yoga. The benefits are endless! Suitable for any age, skill level and even those suffering from ill health. Taoist Yoga combines a variety of styles of yoga and synchronises your body through breathwork and stretching.
Participants will learn all the techniques needed to create beautiful baskets.
Style & Image clothes to suit all the body shapes, colour consultation, and general styling tips and advice.
Art with a difference. Create your own sit down or stand up figurine using different materials from your home or garden. The end result is stunning.
This course is designed for those who wish to continue their watercolour journey, improve techniques and get the best from their artistic talent.
This course covers a practical hands on for beginners. Every design you create is yours to take home.
Talks and tours to nearby stately homes exclusively opened to An Grianan. This course brings history alive.
A needle lace done with crocheted cord as its outline filled with needle lace stitches.
A raised embroidery with floral designs using special threads for the technique.
Jacobean embroidery is a style of embroidery design, rather than an embroidery technique. The style includes flowers, vines, plants, animals and birds. Jacobean designs may be worked in crewel threads using stitches used for crewel embroidery or in cotton threads.
Chicken Scratch, worked on gingham was used by ladies to embellish clothing when only gingham was available. ( in the depression) The squares of the gingham provide the grid upon which chicken scratch is worked, with the stitches producing a lacy pattern on the gingham. By combining stitches and thread weights and varying stitch types, intricate patterns can be produced with chicken scratch. All stitches should go in the one direction.
Traditionally Blackwork was used on clothing. The focus of blackwork is generally the variety of filling patterns used within the elements of the design. Blackwork commonly employs a variety of filling patterns worked in Holbein stitch or backstitch.
Ribbon work uses a variety of ribbon to make flowers and leaves. Each is made separately and then arranged into a pleasing composition ready for embellishment.
Stump work is a dimensional embroidery technique. This type of embroidery uses attached, pre-stitched pieces of embroidery, raised stitches, and even stuffed area to create impressive and realistic floral designs. The stitches in Stumpwork range from simple line stitches and lace stitches. Practically any ground fabric is suitable for stumpwork.Threads commonly used include wool, cotton and silk.
Goldwork is the most regal and luxurious of embroidery techniques. Goldwork differs from other surface embroidery techniques especially considering the threads used. Unlike threads from natural or man-made fibres (cotton, wool, silk, rayon …) the threads used in Goldwork are made from real metal. With some types of Goldwork threads, the metal is wrapped around a fibre core, while with some other types of metal threads, the whole “thread” is metal.
Crewel embroidery is simply embroidery done with wool threads with elaborate designs of stylized flowers, birds being worked in wool on household goods and even clothing. Often today, crewel work designers will incorporate silk threads, cotton and blends in their design.
Learn a new skill with us this year. Beaded Embroidery is the application of a variety of sizes and colours of beads to achieve an embroidered piece suitable for framing. The techniques learned in this course can be transferred, the stitches learned in the course can even be used to embellish clothing at home.
Stunning effects can be achieved by using different colours. Learn the skills of contemporary and vintage art of embroidery resulting in beautiful three dimensional pieces of art.
Create a bespoke piece for any occasion that is personal to you.
Please contact us regarding upcoming events, accommodation availability and cookery school classes via the contact form. For additional queries and information, our contact details are below:
An Grianán, Termonfeckin, County Louth, A92 X9TF