Kashmiri work is a beautiful embroidery style very popular all over the world for its floral designs. There are many ways of doing this work .
The method described here is a filling stitch with which intricate and distinctive designs are filled in.The basis of this stitch is a stem stitch. This stitch is worked with a central knot to fill up designs drawn from the nature. The back of the embroidery looks beautiful with a small space between the design, where as in the front it gives a great filling stitch.
How to do Kashmiri stitch
Bring up the needle from the back of the fabric on the outline
Make a small straight stitch to the other side of the outline.
Bring up the needle from half way of this stitch in the centre, on top of the straight stitch
Now insert the needle under the straight stitch a little to the left, to the back of the fabric and come up near where you started.
The whole work is completed in this manner, very closely and carefully done
This intricate and beautiful work is an art and best done by the craftsmen of Kashmir. Motifs are all influenced by nature. Some of the most commonly used motifs are birds like parrots, flowers like lotus and Lilly .You can try this work on your dresses too for a little bit of that charm visible in the beautiful work of the valley
Another method is to use chain stitches to fill the designs.
Check out the post on chain stitch embroidery for ore on this and 5 easy to do commonly used motifs used in this type of embroidery work.
Checkout the tutorial to embroidery 20 different types of flowers.