Workshops & Private Lessons

Meridian Jacobs Ranch Retreat in Vacaville October 14

Meridian Jacobs Ranch Retreat in Vacaville October 14

Meet Jacob sheep, a primitive breed known for their large horns, at a beautiful ranch in Vacaville, only an hour away from San Francisco! We’ll start the day with coffee, tea, and baked goods while knitting, crocheting, and spinning.  Rancher Robin Lynde of Meridian Jacobs will take us on a farm tour including petting some sheep, show her production loom and hand-woven items, and give a sheepdog demo.

We’ll have a mini class where you can start knitting a Suspension Cowl, a fun intermediate project with slipped stitches, or crocheting an Interlocking Tiles Collar, an easy hybrid crochet (aka Tunisian crochet) design. The pattern is included in the retreat registration and you can bring your own yarn, or plan to buy naturally colored Jacob wool yarn. There will also be time to relax and chat, shop in the farm store, and browse through a trunk show of Kira K Designs knitting and crochet kits. Lots of farm-fresh yarn will be available to purchase, as well as kits, handwoven items, spinning and weaving tools, and notecards. 


We will meet 10-3:30 at Meridian Jacobs Ranch in Vacaville, CA

Up to two low-income crafters may attend at a discounted rate by using the code "L10.14.23".

This working ranch is not wheelchair accessible but can be navigated with a cane or walker.


  • A bag lunch and water bottle
  • A knitting, crochet, or spinning project to work on
  • For Suspension Cowl:
    • 125(145) yards DK weight yarn or plan to purchase a skein
    • US 6 (4mm) 16” circular needles - adjust if you are a tight or loose knitter
  • For Interlocking Tiles Collar:
    • 250 yards DK weight yarn or plan to purchase a skein
    • US I (5.5 mm) Tunisian crochet hook - adjust if you are a tight or loose crocheter


If you cancel with more than one month’s notice, an 80% refund will be sent. An 80% refund will be sent for cancellations with less than one month’s notice only if we can find someone else to take the spot. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat due to low enrollment, we will give at least two weeks’ notice, and a full refund will be sent to all registered attendees. If the event must be cancelled or rescheduled for other reasons, we will offer options including transfer, credit, and refund.