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Charlene Mullen Charlene Mullen is an award-winning designer, creating beautifully executed textiles for residential and commercial interiors. Intricate embroidery creates a contemporary yet deeply personal feel. Mullen’s unique aesthetic is born of her training in illustration and textiles combined with over 15 years’ experience designing embroideries for leading fashion houses including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Givenchy.

Designs vary from decorative and ordered recreations of scientific structures to figurative designs with an illustrative feel and humorous narrative. The contours of machine and traditional hand embroidery bring an added depth and warmth to Charlene Mullen textiles. “Her work has the craft input and quality you’d associate with a bygone era,” Sunday Times.

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Blackbirds, loosely based on the Elizabethan embroidery technique, Blackwork, features bold silhouettes as a framework for intricate decorative patterns.

883 Blackbirds cream rayon thread and tapestry wool on 100% charcoal grey linen. hand and machine embroidered 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

883S Blackbirds black rayon thread and tapestry wool on 100% white linen. hand and machine embroidered 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

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Needlepoint has a pattern inspired by a German sampler from the early 19th century, largely magnified and executed with deeply couched tapestry wool.

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894L Needlepoint Left charcoal grey tapestry wool on white linen hand-embroidered 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8� x 14 1/6�


889 Big Jax red silk thread on 100% natural linen hand-embroidered 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8� x 16 7/8�

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880R Dove Right red tapestry wool on 100% natural linen hand embroidered 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8”

891 Red Spot & Twelve tapestry wool on 100% natural linen hand embroidered 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8”


895 Ring a Roses tapestry wool on 100% natural linen hand embroidered 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8”

880L Dove Left red tapestry wool on 100% natural linen hand embroidered 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8”


Sparrows on Aerials and Lovebirds combine illustrative silhouettes with a narrative recalling the way birds adopt aerials as urban 'trees'.

881 Sparrows on Aerials, 882 Loveirds black cotton thread on 100% white linen hand embroidered 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8”

884 Double Cross, 887 Basket Weave, 885 Connect 4, 886 Chicken Wire black rayon thread on 100% white linen machine embroidered 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

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The Pablo collection features magnified details of Ukrainian folk costumes. Reinterpreted through braided and couched tapestry wool, they resemble playful doodles.

892 Walk the Line tapestry wool on 100% natural linen hand embroidered 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8� x 14 1/6�

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890 Red Spot and Three tapestry wool on 100% natural linen hand embroidered 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

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Birds & Doves

880L Dove Left red wool on natural linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8” 880R Dove Right red wool on natural linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8” 882 Lovebirds black cotton on white linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8” 881 Sparrows on Aerials black cotton on white linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8” 883S Blackbirds black rayon and wool on white linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6” 883 Blackbirds cream rayon and wool on charcoal linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

Needlepoint 894L Needlepoint Left charcoal wool on white linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6” 894R Needlepoint Right charcoal wool on white linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

Jax 888 Big Jax, 889 Small Jax red silk on natural or white linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8”

Plectrum 896 Plectrum 1, 897 Plectrum 2 wool on natural linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

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Pablo

890 Red Spot and Three wool on natural linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6” 892 Walk the Line wool on natural linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6” 893 Big Dipper wool on natural linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8” 895 Ring a Roses wool on natural linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8” 891 Red Spot & Twelve wool on natural linen 43cm x 43cm 16 7/8” x 16 7/8”

Blackwork 884 Double Cross black rayon on white linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6” 885 Connect Four black rayon on white linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6” 887 Basket Weave black rayon on white linen or cream rayon on charcoal linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

886 Chicken Wire black rayon on white linen or cream rayon on charcoal linen 60cm x 36cm 23 5/8” x 14 1/6”

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