I am not sure Deb if this will help but I do my toes like this
each number = order of needle entry/exit eg 1i = entry point 1 into bear foot 2e =exit point from bear foot u=under bear skin/foot
o= over bear skin/foot
Front of Foot
6eu 4eu 8eu
2eu 7io 5io 9io 1iu, 3io
Back of Foot
then exit on top of foot pull to draw up toes and secure
Does this make any sense what so ever??
Hope it does
I find that it really helps if you pull the thread til firm, then squish in with your finger where you want the tension greater and pull a little more. Kind of the same technique you use to sculpt a face.
I always put the needle in from the top of the toe area to the a base of the toe then pull up being careful to not wrinkle the fabric. You have to stuff the feet really firmly but not rock hard or you'll have a heck of a time sculpting it. The feet get firmer when yuo sculpt the toes.
Deb, I stuff the toe area then do the thread sculpting .Then I carry on stuffing and pull the threads for the toes a little tighter. and carry on until I'm happy with the toes. After that I finish stuffing the heel and then close up the leg seam. There are always many ways to do the one job. Matilda