The fabric is a copper/gold shot taffeta. It looks orange in some lights, but tempered with gold, if that makes sense? The embroidery must be black. And it must resemble this sort of heart-and-vine motif.
Here's a photo of the fabric with the design painted with fabric markers.
You can't see the nuances of the fabric in the photo, but in real life, it looks more subdued, and it shimmers between orange and gold. It's really quite beautiful. Normally, I detest orange, yet I love this fabric. The fact that it's shot with gold makes a huge difference in how it looks, but it makes it difficult to photograph.
Unfortunately, the fabric markers didn't stand the test of time. The other day, I found the piece I'd done with markers and it looks terrible now. The ink has faded unevenly, leaving it splotchy and looking awful.
I will look into the idea of using embroidered voile, if I can find something in a similar pattern. Thanks for the idea!
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