GherkinsBucket

Hand Dyed Yarn ~ Hand Dyed Fiber ~ Handspun Yarn

926 Sales

GherkinsBucket

Hand Dyed Yarn ~ Hand Dyed Fiber ~ Handspun Yarn

926 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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krysten

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Announcement   ===NEWS / UPCOMING SHOWS===

Shop Updated - Monday, May 2nd - Simple SW DK, & SW Merino/Silk Lace listed in all 7 of my Summer 2016 colors! Also new is my Bucket Braidient fiber braids - spin your own gradient yarn!!

My Downward Peacock Kit is now listed and READY-TO-SHIP!. See the blog post about my collaboration with Schacht here:
http://schachtspindle.com/how-to-spin-and-weave-thick-and-thin-yarn-gherkins-bucket-collaboration/

Also in May, Gherkin's Bucket Long Stride Sock will be in the Dan Doh booth at Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena. Come see this new yarn and the gorgeous patterns it can make - this one is a light fingering/lace, so it is much lighter in weight than the Simple SW DK that usually appears at the shows. I think you will love it!

Saturday, June 4th I will be at Jessica Knits in Scottsdale, AZ with lots of my Summer 2016 colors! Come by and see all the goodies from 10-4.


~ AS SEEN IN THE "GET THIS!" SECTION OF THE SPRING 2014 ISSUE OF INTERWEAVE'S SPIN-OFF MAGAZINE ~


===TIDBITS===

* Want to get the scoop on future updates, clubs, and sales? Join the Gherkin's Bucket group on Ravelry, and "Like" the GB page on Facebook! You'll be up-to-date on all the goings-on. :)

On Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/groups/gherkins-bucket
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/gherkinsbucket


Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me; I want you to be happy! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your shopping experience even better.

Announcement
Last updated on May 11, 2016

===NEWS / UPCOMING SHOWS===

Shop Updated - Monday, May 2nd - Simple SW DK, & SW Merino/Silk Lace listed in all 7 of my Summer 2016 colors! Also new is my Bucket Braidient fiber braids - spin your own gradient yarn!!

My Downward Peacock Kit is now listed and READY-TO-SHIP!. See the blog post about my collaboration with Schacht here:
http://schachtspindle.com/how-to-spin-and-weave-thick-and-thin-yarn-gherkins-bucket-collaboration/

Also in May, Gherkin's Bucket Long Stride Sock will be in the Dan Doh booth at Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena. Come see this new yarn and the gorgeous patterns it can make - this one is a light fingering/lace, so it is much lighter in weight than the Simple SW DK that usually appears at the shows. I think you will love it!

Saturday, June 4th I will be at Jessica Knits in Scottsdale, AZ with lots of my Summer 2016 colors! Come by and see all the goodies from 10-4.


~ AS SEEN IN THE "GET THIS!" SECTION OF THE SPRING 2014 ISSUE OF INTERWEAVE'S SPIN-OFF MAGAZINE ~


===TIDBITS===

* Want to get the scoop on future updates, clubs, and sales? Join the Gherkin's Bucket group on Ravelry, and "Like" the GB page on Facebook! You'll be up-to-date on all the goings-on. :)

On Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/groups/gherkins-bucket
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/gherkinsbucket


Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me; I want you to be happy! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your shopping experience even better.

krysten

Contact shop owner

krysten

Updates

One skein of Gherkin's Bucket Long Stride Sock makes the xs size of Yumiko Alexander's Crossroads pattern. This stunning sample is knit in the "Red Out Loud" colorway.
One skein of Gherkin's Bucket Long Stride Sock makes the gorgeous Lapis wrap pattern by Yumiko Alexander!
This beautiful hat was knit in my Simple SW DK yarn in the "Royale" colorway from my new Summer 2016 Colors! (Scallop Lace Hat pattern is free on Ravelry)

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About

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. I decided to open an etsy shop in 2008, and when I was faced with choosing a name I enlisted my husband's help; 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. Well...who's laughing now? ;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...yeah, 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 use high-quality, professional supplies and high-end, luxury yarn and fiber blends, and I've been dyeing consistently since 2008. I 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.

I started online, and I've been slowly expanding into local brick and mortar yarn stores here in Arizona. I am looking forward to increasing my production levels to reach out to even more eager crafter's in more stores nationwide. 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

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    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 April 5, 2016
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

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
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.
Shipping
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 (Please note that there is NO tracking available for this). 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
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 within 14 days, so long as they are in their original condition ~ free of odors, stains, and in an uncaked form (applying to yarn). I will refund you the price of the item, minus shipping costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Currently I am not accepting new custom orders, but check back for updates. Below is the procedure you can expect with custom orders.

I will send a Paypal invoice for your custom order. In the case of a custom order for handspun, an invoice for the cost of the hand-dyed fiber will be sent initially; the balance of payment will be sent in a second invoice or reserved etsy listing when your order is complete (Handspun skeins are priced on amount of fiber as well as yardage and the exact pricing for yardage is unknown until the order is complete).