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Susie Faulks designs and manufactures bags and accessories in her own unique textile designs which are printed onto a fine quality linen union.  The fabric is then coated to produce a very durable and hard wearing oilcloth out of which an exclusive collection of bags and purses are made.

The original oilcloth products are totally free from all animal products and handmade in England using only top quality materials. All designs are limited editions and nothing is mass produced, always concentrating on quality rather than quantity.

Susie works from home with her trusted canine companions, Hector, Minny and Ted

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NEWS.....


June 2017

A new design to celebrate the summer Solstice. 

Fern & Bee design is available in totes, wash bags, purses and cross body bags as well as the new small messenger bag.  If you don't see the item listed then please do get in touch.

I am now on instagram!

  


May 2017

....and breathe!  I finally, after designing, making, styling, photographing and uploading have the NEW designs and products available for you to see here on the website.  The new small cross body bags and handbags are all handmade by myself and are available in any design. So please, if you don't see the one you require do get in touch and I am sure I can oblige.  Please allow a little more time for these items to be made.  I hope you like the new look website and fresh designs, Song Thrush and Bloom.   A big thank you to Georgia for modelling so beautifully and Sophie for her wonderful photography.  Please do get in touch with any feedback, it is always lovely to hear from my customers.

 


April 2017

I have been working on a new larger handbag with an outside zipped pocket and a slip pocket inside with a key fob, which will be available in some new designs too.  I have also designed a smaller cross body bag that is perfect for dog walks, festivals and little trip out when you don't want to be weighed down by too much.  We are preparing for a photo shoot at the end of the month and then I can't wait to get them on the website to show you more.

    

 


March 2017

New designs have been printed and now so much to do with manufacturing and then eventually a photo shoot.  Some sunshine will be needed for that please!

  

 


February 2017

Happy Valentine's Day greetings from Ted!

With snow flurries and freezing temperatures still, we are so looking forward to some Spring sunshine.

    

 


January 2017

January is always design month for me, when the busy Christmas period is over and I can have time to concentrate on being creative!

There will be several new designs and some new vibrant colours available in the Spring, featuring song thrushes, trees in bloom, ferns and bees, I hope you will like them!

   

 


Autumn 2016

A new collection of scarves for the new season!  These are screen printed onto 100% cotton and each one comes with it's own gift tag and available in seven of my designs, from whippets to wild hares!

 

 


 

August 2016

Some new summer designs perfect for sunny days and a new collection of cotton scarves in the pipeline...more info soon!

 


July 2016

I have my first overseas stockist in Gummersbach, Germany.  The shop is run by Barbara who has three wonderful dogs: Frieda, Onni and Willy (who must be a distant relative of my Ted!)  The shop is full of wonderful designs all with a vegan ethos.  We have so much in common and I can't wait to visit one day.

 


June 2016

Ted and I had great fun at the Figaro Rally at the beginning of June.  The sun shone and it was wonderful to see so many Figaro cars altogether and do a drive out through the beautiful Warwickshire countryside.

 

 

 

 

 


May 2016

The new Figaro print is ready and will celebrate 25 years of these smart, little retro inspired cars.  I love mine and can't wait for the Big Birthday Weekend in June at Wroxall Abbey.  Check out Facebook to see more photos of the event at the beginning of June which will include a drive out of 275 Figaros - quite a spectacle!

 


 April 2016

Lots of new designs now in stock including this lovely Betty design to co-ordinate with the very popular Wild Hare design.  The Large Luxury Tote is a new bag design which has so much room inside with lots of useful pockets to keep you organised.  This bag is also interlined and has a firm flat bottom!  A very lucky bag indeed! 

 


March 2016

A new colourway in the Paisley design!  Who can resist a little bit of navy with flowing hearts and flowers?!  Available in the cross body style which is luxuriously lined and also has the snaphook for keys and a zipped phone pocket inside.  Matching purses and washbags available too and the design co-ordinates with the ever popular Whippet design.

 


February 2016

A little bit of a designathon going on this month with some new prints being scheduled for printing and then manufacturing. 

Meet Mr Tibbs & friends; my new design featuring some super cats playing amongst the cherry blossom. Meeeoooow!



January 2016

Happy new year to you all!  Now where did that year go??!

After a little rest and with eyes tested and sewing machine serviced I am raring to go again!  I have been working on a new bag design.  It is large, with lots of pockets inside to keep you all organised and big enough for the kitchen sink!  Here is a sneak little preview of what is to come.....

    

 


December 2015

Such a busy month with wonderful orders coming in from all over the world, so exciting!  I wish you all a fabulous Christmas and thank you so much for all of your support and fantastic reviews.  I am looking forward to designing some new prints and products in January.

    

 


November 2015

A beautiful photo shoot in fabulous Yorkshire featuring some autumn prints.  Many thanks to Annemarie King for such stunning photography and the gorgeous Vanessa and her whippets Toby, Monty and Isla for modelling the bags so wonderfully!

    

 


October 2015

New collection for Autumn in sumptuous reds and golds featuring leaves, finches, robins and blackbirds. New designs available in totes, cross body bags, washbags and purses.  Limited editions!

     


September 2015

Autumn has crept upon us and I have two new seasonal prints. One is a Goldfinch design.  These little colourful birds are wonderful to watch and they just love feeding from the teasels which grow in abundance here. Autumn Leaf is a co-ordinating design in the same lovely golds, reds and duck egg blue.  I love the colours that nature provides at this wonderful time of year.  These designs are available in bags and accessories.

              

 


August 2015

The Cross Body Bags are so popular that there are now eleven original designs to choose from.  Each bag is handmade in England from top quality materials and of course, totally free from any animal products.  With an inside pocket and a handy snaphook for keys they are a very useful every day bag!

   


July 2015

Lots of new designs now on the website!  The Fox & Deer design co-ordinates with a floral Paisley print and both designs are used on the cross body bags.  Available in blue and green in bags and smaller accessories.


    


June 2015

Inspired by the wonderous garden birds that I love to watch in our garden is this new Blue Tit print with a co-ordinating design called Betty in the same colours.  So delighted to be featured in House Beautiful magazine!

    


      


May 2015

New Whippet print available in bags and accessories...with more products arriving very shortly!

    

 


April 2015 

Fantastic to see my Wild Hare Handbag featured in Country Living Magazine this month!

     

Waiting for my new designs to be photographed and so having a real tidy up here in the workroom. Consequently there are a few sale items to make some space!  A selection of discontinued designs and very slight seconds, all selling very fast, hope you get yourself a bargain!


March 2015

Really excited to be in Country Homes & Interiors which is out now, April edition!

      

I have been very busy designing and these two co-ordinating new designs will be printed onto linen soon.  The Fox & Deer print is inspired by the wonderful wildlife we see while out walking our dogs here in the Stroud Valleys, and the floral Paisley compliments this design.  Both will be printed in blue and green and available in lots of products.

          


February 2015

The sun has emerged and so has new stock of the wonderfully large and jolly useful Shoulder Bags with waterproof lining and oodles of pockets.  Here is the Betty in Blue design.  Seven designs and they are all limited editions so grab one while you can!

 


 January 2015

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you all had a relaxing Christmas...where did that year go?!

New year and lots of new projects happening.  I have collaborated with the wonderful fashion accessories company Shruti Designs, and we are preparing to launch new collections at the Spring Fair in Birmingham and also Pure in London.  So hopefully this collection of scarves, canvas bags, purses, notecards and gift bags will be in a shop near to you very soon.....if they are not then ask them why!  Below is the reversible canvas sling bag in my Bloom design in the duck egg colourway.

          


 December 2014

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a big thank you for all of your lovely support and custom.  It has been a wonderfully busy year with a lot happening and of course more design projects are planned for next year..... 

And the lucky winner of the Rowan Bird Tote is...J George from Norfolk!  Santa's little helper (Royal Mail!) will be getting your prize to you as soon as possible, well done!

 


November  2014    

Hurry, hurry, hurry for Christmas orders..!

Some designs are selling out very quickly and we are sending out a free oilcloth purse with every order over £50 to say thank you!

 



NEW!  These small cross body bags are perfect for your purse, phone and keys and can be worn across body or on the shoulder.  Available in any mix of my textile designs.  This one is a pretty mix of the Wild Hare and Betty designs.

                             


 

October 2014 

Lots of new stock is now available online and selling fast.... all limited editions and some designs very low on stock. 

     

I will be at the beautiful Westonbirt House in Gloucestershire for their annual Christmas Fair on the 28th and 29th October.  Hope to see you there!

      


September 2014

Oilcloth Shoulder Bags are back in town and better than ever!  New stock with seven textile designs to choose from and now with a waterproof lining, so this spacious bag could even be taken to the gym.  Made in England and free from animal products (of course!) this bag is big and mighty pretty..!  

Shop Shoulder Bags

     

 


August 2014

Introducing the new Betty print!  In two different colourways, blue, grey and green or pink, grey and rust and in large or mini print!

    

 


July 2014

A very busy month with lots of new trade customers and also the arrival of the new cross-body style bag in some

new oilcloth designs in time for summer holidays. With a very long strap it can be worn across the body or sits

comfortably on the shoulder, and also has a snaphook for keys and an inside pocket

Shop Cross-Body Bags.

     

 


June 2014

New handbags have arrived!  A spacious handbag shape with two strong canvas handles, a firm base 

and plenty of pockets inside and out and with a secure top zip fastening is now available in Wild Hare

Rowan BirdConstance and Hector designs. 

Shop handbags.  

Perfect for summer days!  

      

                             NEW! Wild Hare in Dark Pink Handbag

      

                                  NEW! Wild Hare in Blue Handbag

 


May 2014

We really enjoyed a photo shoot here for Country Homes & Interiors magazine which will appear next Spring.

We dusted, tidied and polished and were relieved it didn't rain on us!  It is so tidy here now I can't find anything!

       


I am delighted to be featured in the Good Homes magazine this month with the Constance Tote Bag and Constance Cushion being included in this beautiful photograph.  Gorgeous styling by Emma Clayton.

  


April 2014

        

Phew!  Have just completed my largest trade order to date, all packaged up and despatched!  

Now thinking about designing again.  The anemones have been amazing in the garden this year so think I will start a design featuring them very soon.


         



March 2014

New Hector print available in my tote bags, washbags and purses featuring a certain hairy friend of mine stampeding through the Stroud Valleys, and his name is....HECTOR!

                       

                                        


February 2014

Happy Valentine's one and all...

Another wet day, but yesterday we had half an hour of warm sunshine and it almost felt a little Spring-like.  The hellebores are looking good this year and I nipped out and took a few photographs.

                

A little bit more sunshine is needed please...think we are all SO tired of the rain!

  


January 2014

              

New small oilcloth purses now available in any of my designs!  Useful little purses with a top zip.

Please do contact me if you would like one made in a textile design you cannot see.


 

                         

Happy new year and I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas..............  It was lovely to stop 

for a while but I must admit I have been designing over the Christmas holidays and a new print will  

be coming out very soon.  I have also designed a new cross-body bag which will be available in any 

of my textile designs and a really sweet little coin purse with contrasting coloured zips.  

I will keep you posted!  

Facebook is always a great place to see new designs and offers and I would love to hear from you.

 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Susie-Faulks/123278914510395  


 December 2013

Cirencester Life Magazine article, December 21st 2013

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Season's greetings to you all!  

I am just about keeping up with orders with my brand new super-fast sewing machine!  It is also alot quieter than my old machine so the dogs are very pleased as it doesn't interrupt their snoozing quite so much!  

    

I have also had some lovely shop orders too and the purses and washbags seem to be very popular.  

Thank you for all your support and have a wonderful and peaceful Christmas.

                                                                    


                                

 November 2013

New washbags and purses are now available on the website!  They both have a lovely waterproof lining and can be made in any of my designs, please ask if you cannot see the design that you would like and I can make to order for you.  

                           


                    

                           

New designs, Wild Hare, Rowan Bird and Constance printed onto a lovely linen fabric and then coated to produce a waterproof oilcloth.  

New tote bags with strong cotton handles now available and ready for a shopping trip!

               


 


                        

 Enjoy 10% off this month!

                                         

 



New zipped purses will be available soon, have just started production line!

                            


               

                                                         

In the sweltering heat we did a new photo shoot at the wonderful reclamation yard at Minchinhampton, MASco. Thank you to Debbie and the team there.  The yard and showrooms are well worth a visit, full of glorious reclaimed original fireplaces, radiators, bathrooms, reclaimed floorboards and traditional building materials. Just heavenly!

                     


                           


 

From Britain With Love July Competition....

Congratulations to Judy Marks from Essex!

She was the lucky winner of the Martha Shoulder Bag in Ochre, a competition which featured on the lovely website www.frombritainwithlove.com 

Well done Judy!