This put an interesting spin on the challenge & I enjoyed having this parameter to work within.
Turned out, that though I learnt what I went there to learn, it had, & is still having, the exact opposite effect & I really didn't want to do any basketry.
It absolutely is possible but totally detrimental to the nibs so I switched to a staedtler pigment liner instead.
This I titled the leaf litter project & used the hashtag #leaflitterproject on Instagram
On my last evening in Melbourne I took the dogs for a walk in the park & let the leaves fly off in the wind.
I doubt that anyone will find them & I don't really care.
It was such a fun project, equal parts cathartic & meditative. Also it's a novel idea & I'd like to revisit it in the future I think.