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.coursesevents Calendar
Create beautiful pieces using different coloured glass
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.
Create beautiful cards for special occasions using different stitching and coloured threads.
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.
An introductory course that includes Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, and skin care.
A beautiful way to make a lace textile by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins.
Photos to be proud of, learn how to get the best from your camera with confidence and understanding. Beginners and advanced course available
Create your own choice of picture using oils in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
Combine physical activity with relaxation, gentle exercise workouts, rambles on the beach and lots of fun.
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.
Mountmellick embroidery originated in Mountmellick, Ireland. It is a white work technique, traditionally worked on a cotton jean (which has a sheen) with matte cotton threads (no sheen). The stitches used in Mountmellick are various, and the designs heavily padded, creating a highly textured surface. The motifs typical of Mountmellick embroidery are taken from the local flora and fauna.
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.
Deposit of €100 required per person. Payments can be made by cash, credit or debit cards.
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An Grianán, Termonfeckin, County Louth, A92 X9TF