I went to see the fig tree this morning.
I have to report that the 'sausages' I was making didn't work out. I suppose they are interesting in their own way, but not what I was looking for. I'm not annoyed like I usually am when things don't work out (although frustrated at losing a couple of days in the making), mostly because this is one of those occasions where I was feeling my way along, rather than knowing the outcome. The process has also helped to clarify the slightly amorphous image in my head.
I have also been messing about with the other materials I just received. Exciting.