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...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'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!



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