Workshops & Events

Catherine Sanderson will be at the following events with her Bach Flower Remedies, herbal teas, dried herbs, and herbal soaps.  Tickets for all workshops on sale from her stall at these markets.  Come along and say hello!

Monday 26th August: Etal Village Hall, St. Abbs Market, TD12 4TL
Wednesday 28st August: Etal Village Hall, St. Abbs Market, TD12 4TL
Tuesday 3rd September: Paxton House, St Abbs Market, TD15 1SZ with Herbal Infusion Tasting
Friday 11th October: Ebba Centre, St. Abbs Market, TD14 5PL
Friday 8th November: Ebba Centre, St. Abbs Market, TD14 5PL
Sunday 17th November, Coldstream Community Centre, Winter Indoor Market, TD12 4AP
Saturday 14th December, Swan Centre Christmas Market, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2AS
Sunday 15th December, Swan Centre Christmas Market, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2AS

Sanderson’s Herbal Workshops 


 Saturday 14th September

Naturally Herbal Kitchen Workshop

Norham Village Hall  10.30am-3.00pm   £45.00 (includes a sandwich lunch)

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During this workshop we will make herbal products for your kitchen such as  a kitchen counter top cleaner, laundry detergent, ironing spray, washing up liquid, food wrap, and a fragrant kitchen candle. Please bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the workshop on a self-service basis and the Masons Arms in Norham are providing sandwiches and fruit for lunch which is included in the ticket price.

Recycle and Share: if you can, please bring along clean jam jars with lids, old kitchen cleaner spray bottles, and old washing up liquid bottles to share.  Tickets from Catherine at above events or from Eventbrite


Saturday 5th October 

Herbal First Aid Kit for Winter Ailments Workshop

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre  10am-1.00pm   £30.00 

IMG_2085Making traditional herbal cough  syrup, decongestant salve with essential oils, winter lip balm,  lemon and ginger oxymel,  and an ointment for chapped hands. 

In the afternoon you are free to visit the Cottage Tearoom take a countryside walk, and visit the gallery and the arts and crafts workshops.                                                 

There is a parking charge of £2.50 per car at The Hirsel but when you book this workshop you will receive a free pass for the day.

Tickets from Catherine at above events or from Eventbrite 


Saturday 26th October 

Roots: Medicine & Magic Workshop

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre  10.30am-3.00pm   £40.00 

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Working with the roots of herbs and finding out about their medicinal and magical traditions. Making some old-fashioned remedies, ointments, infusions, and a tincture.

Lots of roots to handle and prepare so bring an apron.

There is a parking charge of £2.50 at The Hirsel but when you book this workshop you will receive a free pass for the day.

You can buy lunch or a snack in the Cottage Tearoom or you can bring a packed lunch with you. Tea and coffee will be available during the workshop on a self-service basis. At lunchtime and afterwards there will be a chance to browse in the gallery and arts and crafts workshops…a great place to find that special Christmas gift!

Tickets from Catherine at above events or from Eventbrite


Saturday  16th November  The Fragrant Christmas Workshop

Norham Village Hall  10.30am-3.00pm   £45.00 (includes a sandwich lunch)

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Making Fragrant Christmas gifts including a reed diffuser, pot-pourri, rose petal hand cream,  a warm, mulled  Christmas punch  (non alcoholic), and fragranced Christmas gift tags with scented ink, written with an old-fashioned dip pen and completed with sealing wax. You will take home the gifts you make as well as your dip pen and a little ink, but from past experience, we seem to drink all the warm, mulled Christmas punch during the workshop!

Recycle and Share: if you have any small jars with tight lids for ink, please bring them along to share. Tickets from Catherine at above events or Eventbrite


Tuesday 26th November  The Magic of Christmas Workshop

Paxton Village Hall  10am-1pm   £30.00 

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Making some lovely Christmas gifts including crystallised ginger, scented wax melts, bath salts, ginger and orange cordial, and frankincense hand cream.

This workshop will smell fabulous! Please bring an apron as there will be preparation, stirring, and simmering.

There is plenty of free parking at the Village Hall and there are no steps at the entrance or inside. Tickets from Catherine at above events or from Eventbrite 


Saturday 4th April, 2020  The Naturally Herbal Kitchen: Spring Clean Workshop

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre   10.30am-3pm   £45.00 

Making herbal kitchen cleaning products for your spring clean, including window cleaner, counter top cleaner, liquid detergent, furniture polish, fridge odour absorber, and more… Bring a packed lunch or visit the Cottage Tearoom.

Free parking for the workshop.  Workshop fee £45.00


May 2020: Naturally Herbal Spring Detox


June 2020:  Perfume! Fabulous Fragrances


The Venues:

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre TD12 4LW

Norham Village Hall TD15 2LQ

Paxton Village Hall, Paxton TD15 1TH

You do not need any previous knowledge to attend these workshops for adults (18+ years).

To book any of the workshops use the Eventbrite booking link or contact Catherine Sanderson by e-mail: catherine.bfrp@gmail.com or book at one of the events.


To book a special workshop for your group, please contact Catherine Sanderson for fees and availability.