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Mesa, Arizona

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About GherkinsBucket

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On Etsy since 2008

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The goods, the girl, the process, the magic!

"How did you come up with your shop name?" <-- The question everyone asks. ;)

When one of my close friends had her first son and he began talking, he struggled with my first name: "Krysten" came out as "Gherkin"; it caught on and became a kind of running joke between us. In 2008, when I opened my etsy online shop and enlisted my husband's help in choosing a business name, one of the suggestions he blurted out in true brainstorm fashion was "GHERKIN'S BUCKET!", and we got a good chuckle out of the sheer silliness of it. stuck, and here I am. ;D

All my soaking, dyeing, washing, and drying take place in my stand-alone studio on our home property. We broke ground on it in Oct. 2015, and I officially moved into it in Feb 2016. It has been a HUGE step forward in increasing my production levels, and it is just a wonderful place to work. My husband and I built it ourselves, with some help from friends (and a good electrician, because...electricity is scary), so I am really proud of the accomplishment and so very appreciative of my husband's fearless skills in designing and building!

I've been a craft-oriented person all my life, and especially fond of colorplay. I use high-quality, professional supplies and high-end, luxury yarn and fiber blends, and I've been dyeing consistently since 2008. I am an avid knitter, crocheter, spinner, designer (and sometimes weaver and felter) and am inspired by beautiful things: images, ideas, and especially words and phrases. Many people love to hear the backstories on the names of my colorways - always feel free to ask if you're curious about one!

I started online, and I've been slowly expanding into local brick and mortar yarn stores here in Arizona as well as outside of the state. I am looking forward to reaching out to even more eager crafters nationwide, so ask your Local Yarn Store to contact me if you'd like to see my products on their shelves!

Thank you for your interest in Gherkin's Bucket; I hope you enjoy browsing and find something you love!

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  • Krysten


    I've been a craft-oriented person all my life, and especially fond of colorplay. I have been dyeing yarn and fiber since 2008, and I am an avid knitter, crocheter, spinner, designer, and sometimes weaver. Nice to meet you!

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Hello there, and thanks for wanting to know more about my shop! I love to work with fibers and colors, and I love the escape that a good crafting session can provide. I'm so excited to be creating things that others can enjoy as well. :)

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I want you to enjoy what you buy! If you are not happy with what you purchase, please let me know. I will accept returns and offer refunds on items that have been purchased (notify me within 3 days of delivery and return items within 7 days of delivery), so long as they are in their original condition ~ free of odors, stains, pet hair, and in an uncaked form (applying to yarn). I will refund you the purchase price of the item, minus a 15% return fee to account for initial shipping costs.
I happily accept Paypal of all kinds as well as Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Direct Checkout. I expect to receive payment within 24 hours; if there is a problem that arises during that time, please let me know. I reserve the right to cancel your purchase and relist the item on the second day.
I ship USPS First Class Mail with a tracking number. Rest assured that I will package your little beauty in a manner that protects it from whatever the environment decides to throw at it. I can't guarantee that I know what the mail might throw at it however, so if you would like insurance please let me know PRIOR to paying your invoice.

Any items that exceed the weight limit for First Class will be shipped Priority Mail. Priority Mail is also available as a shipping upgrade if you so desire ~ again, please let me know you would like the expedited shipping PRIOR to paying.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS - I ship USPS First Class International. Insurance and/or expedited shipping is an option that is available to you at an elevated cost, please let me know PRIOR to paying your invoice if you would like to explore these options.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please visit my website for a custom order: and to view more colors and available yarn & fiber bases.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom orders, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It
I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention
I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at gherkinsbucket 'at' gmail 'dot' com.