I hope someone on TT has some experience with this . . . .
I've been embroidering long claws on my traditional challenge bear with perle cotton, and they don't seem very secure.
From the photos of old Steiffs I've studied, these are long claws, extending from the edge of the pad back over the fur of the paw.
I'm starting with the center claw and embroidering alternate sides with a fair bit of tension to keep the claws as stable as possible, but they still look as if they will shift in a strong wind.
Does anyone know of a better way?