I think I've mentioned this before, but maybe not. When I paint or dye fabric, I always have an extra piece or two of cheap muslin around that I use as a rag. These pieces wipe up any messes during the work session, and wipe clean the jars, bottles, brushes and surfaces when I'm done. So there is no plan with these pieces.. and they end up with lots of color on them, but not in anything approaching a regular or necessarily pretty fashion.
This is a piece of "clean up " fabric.
When you look at this, you might think that it has nice depth. But it's never going to be something you could imagine using. It would go into your "ugly" fabric pile. (OK, lots of make gorgeous things from ugly fabrics. And this is kind of the point here.) This isn't the first fabric you would grab when designing a piece.
But LOOK at the wonderful leaves made from this fabric. They have variety and depth that couldn't be created easily except by using this kind of fabric. So try this technique next time you are dyeing or painting.