Workshops & Events

Catherine Sanderson will be at the following events with her Bach Flower Remedies, dried herbs, herbal soaps, essential oils, and incense. Come along and say hello!

CANCELLED COVID-19 Monday 13th April 2020, St Abbs Market, Etal Village Hall, TD12 4TL

CANCELLED COVID-19 Friday 17th April,  St Abbs Market, Ebba Centre, St Abbs TD14 5PL 

CANCELLED COVID-19 Saturday 18th April, St Abbs Market, Barn at Beal, TD15 2PB

Friday 1st May, St Abbs Market, Ebba Centre, St Abbs TD14 5PL

CANCELLED COVID-19 Sunday 3rd May, Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre, TD12 4TR

Monday 25th May, St Abbs Market, Etal Village Hall, TD12 4TL
Friday 29th May, St Abbs market, Ebba Centre, St Abbs, TD14 5PL

Sanderson’s Herbal Workshops


Saturday 21st March 2020     POSTPONED due to COVID-19

Natural Skin Care – From Head to Toe

Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre NE66 1TD   10am to 1pm  £30.00

Worksop Skin HairMaking a lip balm, a very useful body butter, fragrant hand cream and a refreshing foot cream using natural ingredients including shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, essential oils, and floral waters.

Everything you need will be supplied and you will take home all the lovely products you make. Don’t wear you best clothes and bring an apron.

Workshop fee £30.00 includes all materials and teas and coffees. Book at the Centre or ring 01665 606777 or email enquiries@alnwickcentre.co.uk


Thursday 2nd April, 2020  POSTPONED due to COVID-19

Mini Scent-sational Workshop

Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre NE66 1TD   12.30pm to 3pm  £25.00

Essential oilsThis workshop will smell wonderful! We will make a small tin of solid perfume using essential oils, a de-stress roll-on and an energising roll-on. You will have a choice of oils such as jojoba, fractionated coconut, and grapeseed as well as relaxing and energising essential oils to make your own personal blend for your roll-ons.

Everything you need will be supplied and you will take home all the lovely products you make. Don’t wear you best clothes and bring an apron.

Workshop fee £25.00 includes all materials and teas and coffees. Book at the Centre or ring 01665 606777 or email enquiries@alnwickcentre.co.uk


Saturday 4th April, 2020 CANCELLED due to COVID-19

The Naturally Herbal Kitchen: Spring Clean

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre  TD12 4LW 10.30am-3pm   £45.00 

IMG_1701(1)Making herbal kitchen cleaning products for your spring clean, including window cleaner, counter top cleaner, liquid detergent, furniture polish, fridge odour absorber, toilet cleaner … Bring a packed lunch or visit the Cottage Tearoom.

Free parking for the workshop.  Workshop fee £45.00 Tickets from Eventbrite


Tuesday 7th April, 2020   POSTPONED due to COVID-19 

Traditional Herbal Remedies: Making Ointments, Tinctures & Infused Oil

Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre NE66 1TD   10am to 3pm  £50.00

IMG_1759Learn the secrets of making your own ointments from plants, making tinctures from roots and herbs and infusing oil with flowers. We will be working with leafy herbs, roots, dried flower heads and essential oils.

Everything you need will be supplied and you will take home all the lovely products you make. Don’t wear you best clothes and bring an apron.

Workshop fee £50.00 includes all materials and a light lunch, teas and coffees. Book at the Centre or ring 01665 606777 or email enquiries@alnwickcentre.co.uk


Wednesday 15th April, 2020  CANCELLED due to COVID-19

Design your own Herb Garden

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre  TD12 4LW 10.15am-3.45pm   £45.00 

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Pots and Plots….

Looking at the different styles of herb gardens from a few pots to a plot and how to choose a site and draw a simple plan. Some practical tasks such as measuring and discussing the positive and negative aspects of some sites at The Hirsel.

A talk on a selection of herbs and their medicinal and culinary uses, their preferred soil and aspect and where best to place them on your plan. Discover how to work out the pH of your soil so bring a couple of teaspoons of dry soil from your garden with you.

Later in the afternoon we will plant some seeds in trays and take some cuttings in pots so you can take these home with you. Bring garden gloves and secateurs if you have them and don’t wear your best clothes. Dress for the weather as we will be outside for some of the time.

Bring a packed lunch or visit the Cottage Tearoom. Teas and coffees available during the workshop on a self-service basis. Free parking for the workshop.  Workshop fee £45.00 Tickets from Eventbrite


Saturday 2nd May, 2020  Create your very own Eau de Parfum POSTPONED due to  COVID-19

Exclusive Workshop at The Elms, Berwick-upon-Tweed  10.15am-3.30pm   £45.00, including a light lunch

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I am holding this exclusive workshop so that you will have access to my own perfumery equipment and precious ingredients. We will consider the different types of perfume, their ingredients, their formulations, the types of perfume that you like, and how to formulate your personal perfume.

In the afternoon you will create your own exclusive Eau de Parfum in a 20ml bottle. If you wish to book an alternative date for a group of four or six, please get in touch.

Workshop fee £45.00. Tickets from Eventbrite


Friday 15th May, SLEEP: Calming Herbs for Resting and Sleeping POSTPONED due to COVID-19

Paxton Village Hall,  TD15 1TH 9.45am-1pm    £35.00

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A lovely relaxing workshop. We will explore sleep patterns, restful herbs, calming herbal infusions and make a lullaby roll-on with essential oils, a slumber honey, your own Bach Flower Remedy and a small lavender and hops bag.

Plenty of free parking at Paxton Village Hall which is fully accessible with no steps inside.

Workshop fee £35.00. Tickets from Eventbrite  


Sunday 17th May, Green Spring Clean

The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley  NE15 0NT, 11.00am-3pm   £55.00

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This is a new venue for Sanderson’s Herbs, in a lovely setting with a great cafe where you can buy lunch or, if you prefer, bring a packed lunch.

We will be making all sorts of cleaning products to make your home sparkle. Cleaners for your worktops, windows, sinks and basins, a laundry detergent and furniture polish.

Workshop fee £55.00. Bring a packed lunch or visit The Hearth Cafe. To book, please contact The Hearth: tel: 01661 852545, email: office@thehearth.co.uk or visit their website www.thehearth.co.uk


Saturday 17th October, Roots & Resins: Medicine & Magic

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre  TD12 4LW 10.15am-1pm   £45.00 

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This is the time of year to explore the benefits of plant roots and tree resins, their traditional medicine and magic. During this workshop we will make ointment, decoctions, troches, incense, smudging sticks, and amulets.

This was a popular workshop last autumn and we are pleased to return to The Hirsel again this year as it is just the perfect place to hold it.

Please don’t wear your best clothes. Bring an apron, gardening gloves and secateurs, if you have them. There will be some available to borrow on the day. Dress for the weather as we will be outside for a short time making our smudge sticks.

Teas and coffees will be available during the workshop on a self-service basis. Please bring a packed lunch or visit the Cottage Tearoom.

Free parking for the workshop.  Workshop fee £45.00

Tickets from Eventbrite


Thursday 12th November, Making Fragrant Christmas Gifts

Paxton Village Hall  TD15 1TH  10am-1pm   £35.00 

Plenty of free parking at Paxton Village Hall which is fully accessible with no steps inside.

Workshop fee £35.00.


Thursday 26th November, The Magic of Christmas Workshop

Paxton Village Hall  TD15 1TH  10am-1pm   £35.00 

Plenty of free parking at Paxton Village Hall which is fully accessible with no steps inside.

Workshop fee £35.00.


Workshops CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund if cancelled at least 14 days before the event. 50% refund if cancelled between 8 and 14 days before the event. No refunds if cancelled 7 or less days before the event. The administration fee charged by Eventbrite cannot be refunded at any time. Alnwick Centre and The Hearth Workshops: please contact them for their cancellation policy.

The Venues:

Alnwick Arts & Crafts Centre, 8 Bondgate Within, Alnwick, NE66 1TD

The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley, NE15 0NT

The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre TD12 4LW

Paxton Village Hall, Paxton TD15 1TH

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

To book the workshops at Alnwick ring 01665 606777 or email enquiries@alnwickcentre.co.uk.  To book workshops at The Hearth ring 01661 852545 or email office@thehearth.co.uk. For the rest of the workshops use the Eventbrite booking link or contact Catherine Sanderson by e-mail, catherine.bfrp@gmail.com


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