Prudence talked with us individually and I was taught how to wrap a wooden head called a block with stiff millinery canvas. I cut a section on the bias and pinned into place while wet then blow dyed it to a stiff form. I left it there at the studio (see photo) to await more work, next week. I got a nasty blister on my ring finger from pushing all those pins in!
I paid attention as she taught two other students how to use the gelatin to stiffen soft silk satin for flower petals, as I am going to do flowers also when I get the chance. Another student dyed fabric to the color she wanted, see photo of her fingers that matched her camera.