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Boat padding[edit]

According to this thread ( cloth can be used as padding for boats. SMA11784 15:04, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Ill check it out.Toadbert
I dont think it works.Toadbert
It most certainly does! Try building a "shore" of cloth, then ramming it. Sterfried

Multiple wool colours[edit]

Discussion should commence on what to do about multiple wool colors since there seems to be editors that continously attempt to create multiple wool pages for the now re-included wool spectrum. As of now I'm keeping an eye across the site for links to multiple colors and redirecting them here. Unless I'm in the minority I'll continue to do this. St. Fenix 05:35, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

You're right to do so. The only difference between the blocks themselves is colour; in terms of flammability, ease of mining etc, they are very much one and the same. Dyes themselves are a different story due to differing methods of acquirement, but one wool block is the same as another. Everything else should redirect here. SteveZombie 20:21, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
That's right, there's no need for a whole page for each color. Niklink 21:52, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Remove the tutorial video[edit]

The guy who made and put the video on the page might have felt that it was necessary to explain how to dye, but that's what we have the Wool Dyes and the Crafting page for, right? I think we should remove it, but I want to know the general opinion on this. Niklink 21:50, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

agreed, I'll throw my vote in for a remove. I see no sense in teaching someone how to craft on "every" page. -St. Fenix (UserTalk) 22:27, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Wool Damage Counts Inaccurate[edit]

The table under the trivia section appears to be incorrect. It seems that the colors need to be moved over one cell to the right to be correct. Can someone confirm this? IKaleb 02:48, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

This is true i tried to get the "blank purple wool" and when i went into my inventory in MC it was black wool the one in the block before. I did most of the colors and it seems to be true the whole way through. although i CAN see why there would be confusion with the numbers since While Wool DOES show as 0 damage when you look at it in an inventory editor. ToraOkami303 8:05 1/26/2011 Eastern Time

Purple was missing, is it better now ? – Scaler (t) 13:16, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
Yeah i just noticed that too, I wasn't looking carefully enough before to notice ToraOkami303 8:29 1/26/2011 Eastern Time

GIF animation[edit]

We should have one showing the different colors (as seen in classic and beta) as the symbol for it. Arcticwolf15 04:37, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Removed Brown Wool[edit]

I think this is because someone tried to add brown, but then they were all like "Hey we don't take kindly to brown things round here" and removed it. Kookas 19:04, 6 March 2011 (UTC)


I think we should use an animation for the wool dying recipes, instead of a giant list. JesusChrist666 00:47, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Agreed, I'll work on that now. Alphap 02:18, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
That'll look much too messy, plus they use different ingredients so the ingredient list would be massive anyway. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 02:48, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
Well okay, but I don't see how it will look messy - the list of tables as it is now is longer than the list of ingredients that we'd use otherwise. I think it also wouldn't hurt to just replace it with "Wool + Any dye", and/or just have a prose list of the dyes after the table. Alphap 07:12, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
A long list of ingredients will stretch the cell vertically, which will look rather awful. The other idea is completely inconsistent with every other crafting recipe on the wiki. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 08:40, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

ok i didnt know where to write this but i think this should be put on the page as a glitch or somthing... i died a sheep blue and then died it green then when i hit it i did not get any blue idk or any mixing of colors not that im sure that those two can. –The preceding unsigned comment was added by Redblud9 (Talk|Contribs) 14:27, 25 March 2011. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Wait, are you saying that you DYED a sheep blue, then green, and then you punched it and didn't get any blue wool? Dyeing a sheep REPLACES the current wool color, instead of mixing it. It's not a bug.--SpyroCraft007 was here 01:42, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Pink Sheep[edit]

This article currently states "There are also pink sheep, although they are quite rare.[citation needed]". Is citation required for the existence of pink sheep, or their rarity? If it's the former, I've spotted one in the wild and have the screenshots, are they of any use to this article? Zoe 10:22, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

No, I think it has to be an actual video since screenshots can show suspicion that it's a sheep dyed in pink. Shock394 18:25, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
Here's some code from EntitySheep:
public static int func_21070_a(Random random)
       int i = random.nextInt(100);
       if(i < 5){return 15;}
       if(i < 10){return 7;}
       if(i < 15){return 8;}
       if(i < 18){return 12;}
       return random.nextInt(500) != 0 ? 0 : 6;
There's a list of RGB values, right after this snippet, in which 15, 7, 8 and 12 all refer to black, dark gray, gray and brown. That 6 at the end is pink. Specifically this means there is a 5% chance of black, dark gray and gray, a 3% chance of brown and a 1% chance of pink. -AlphapT~C 22:33, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
You've got the percentages a bit wrong. Of the 87% that aren't caught by the grey/dark grey/brown/black cases, only 0.2% will be pink, so it's actually a 0.174% chance of getting a pink sheep while the rest are white. (That is, according to the above code; I don't know if it's true or not... Edit: Updated the numbers in the article since they were already there). Agrona 19:05, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Hostile Mobs Spwning on Wool[edit]

Can i get some confirmation on Hostile Mobs Spawning on wool? Using TooManyItems, i made a house with carpet flooring(Light Gray Wool). Placed a Bed in it and slept. Regardless of how much light i have in there (torches, glowstone, jackolanturns) They always spawn next to my bed and wake me up. So does these Hostile Mob spawn on Wool Regardless of light level?--Teoh 23:24, 19 May 2011 (UTC) Is your bed next to a wall? Timberdoodle 01:18, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

No the bed was not next to a wall. it was a 8x8 room which make up i think a 6x6 wool flooring. the bed is in the middle. i used an Xray texturepack to check for anything under my room but there was nothing there. If it would be any help, it was a snow biome. This (bug?)has stopped happening recently. However im still curious as to what happened.--Teoh 20:13, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Break and replace bed. Hostile mobs only spawn on opaque block. Wool is an opaque block. Calinou - talk × contribs » 20:37, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Wool Block Recipe Layout[edit]

The recipe for wool blocks changed in 1.6.6. I noticed that other 2x2 recipes on other pages tended to put the ingredients on the bottom left. Is that the preferred style? This page has the string items on the top left.--Zeta0134 13:08, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

whoever puts the recipe down on the page pretty much decides, which makes it kind of inconsistent in times yeah.Toadbert
Try to at least keep it the same as on crafting, personally I prefer going from the bottom-centre, then to the left; so something that takes 2 horizontal slots would be on the bottom-left and bottom-centre squares. –ultradude25 (T|C) at 10:44, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Number of wool blocks dropped when using shears[edit]

The article still said 1 - 3, but I've consistently been getting between 2 and 4, and never once have gotten 1, so I changed the article. Can someone confirm this, though? Swenson 19:37, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

The tool for wool[edit]

Shears dig wool faster than any other tool,However I couldnt edit this.Could someone change it?Im sure that they do,If you dont believe me,Try it yourself.grantcop2

Any way to make wool inflammable?[edit]

i'm trying to make a lava pool and lining the outside with black and yellow wool, but the lava burns it. Any ideas?

Add a transparent block to all 6 applicable sides of the wool - torches would probably be best. Hope it helps. Shellface 18:43, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

External modifications can also prevent lava creating fire, such as WorldGuard. Or, you could use a texture pack to swap the textures with non-flammable blocks. Calinou - talk × contribs » 20:59, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

thanks, i'll look into that

Inflammable means flammable. 16:37, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Regrow Wool[edit]

I'm searching for a mod that enables sheep to regrow their wool. Does anyone know of such a mod?

  Since 1.1 sheep will naturally regrow their wool by eating grass (NOT tall grass).
Keeping the last color they had, including if you painted them, making it a lot easier
to make colored wool structures on survival by keeping a sheep farm. 19:54, 25 January 2012 (UTC)


Wool with damage value 16 is actually the texture for empty places in the terrain.png file... Is it real or just someone who thought "Wow, it would be cool if this weird pink texture was in game!"? 14:13, 4 April 2012 (UTC)hurpDurp

That value is never actually seen. And also, it loads nether wart now, could someone update the picture? Pokechu22 03:16, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

A little question about renewablility of wool...[edit]

Well, so it says in the article that Magenta, Light Blue, Cyan, Purple and Blue Wool are not renewable. Basically that's correct, as all of these five colors contain non-renewable Lapis Lazuli. As of the Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 though, sheep can be breeded and the lambs will be colored the same way as their parents, and as of 1.1.0, sheep also regrow wool by eating grass and tall grass and keep their color with that, which theoretically would only require one or two uses of the Magenta, Light Blue, Cyan, Purple, Blue or any other dye to produce an endless amount of all 16 wool colors, as long as Wheat and/or Grass are available. Shouldn't all wool types have the Renewable status then? I mean, the five dyes itself are not renewable, but the wool is. smwforever45 01:16, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Seconding this point. Shearing wool is renewable since Iron Golems made Iron, and therefore shears, renewable; but even before that, you could get 16 different colored sheep, and breed them selectively until you had 2 of each color, then create pens for each color. Then by breeding and killing whichever color of sheep you wanted wool for, you could get infinite wool.

Also, if renewability of wool depends on renewability of the dye, then brown wool should be marked as nonrenewable, because cocoa beans are. --ThranMaru 16:44, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Ummmm, no. Brown sheep occur naturally as of Beta 1.3, so you don't even need the dye for that type of wool.

Anyway, I'm gonna change it now. Let's see what happens. smwforever45 18:06, 15 April 2012 (UTC)


I like to set it on fire, a lot. So I have a path up to it that I use to get my arsonist side happy. When I mined the blocks, they were Light Gray and Dark Gray. I haven't made a new Tutorial seed and checked since V1.1 was released (Xbox's current as of this post, equal to BV1.7 of the original), which added A LOT to the map. I don't feel right editing it since I'm not a member and don't know for sure, so I thought I'd let you guys know so you can double-check and fix it if need be. -Evilsamurai2004 01:57, 4 August 2012 (UTC)


I reformatted the history section, but I'm missing crucial details, so I'm just going to leave this here until somebody knows the version numbers.

Java Edition Classic
[[Java Edition Classic 0.0.XXa|0.0.XXa]]Cloth was added for the creation of carpeting, colorful structures, and in-game pixel art. Before leather was available, cloth was also used to craft leather armor. In creative classic mode, wool blocks were known as cloth blocks that came in a set of 16 colors, although the palette was slightly different from the one available in Beta.
0.0.20aThree shades of gray were added.
Java Edition Survival Test
[[Java Edition Survival Test initial survival version|initial survival version]]Colored cloth blocks were unobtainable during Classic's Survival Test and Indev unless they were pre-placed into the map file. Cloth could first be used to craft paintings in Indev.
Java Edition Infdev
[[Java Edition Infdev initial infdev version|initial infdev version]]Colored cloth blocks were completely removed from the code in Infdev. Placing these blocks on the map would cause the game client to crash, since the blocks no longer existed.
Java Edition Beta
1.2Cloth blocks were renamed wool blocks and could be 16 different colors. White sheep could be painted by right-clicking on them while holding any dye. Light gray, gray, and black sheep could now appear alongside white ones in the environment.
1.4Brown and pink were added to the naturally occurring palette of colored sheep.
1.6.6The crafting recipe for a block of wool was changed, reducing the amount of string required from 9 to 4 units.
1.7Punching sheep no longer gave the sheep's wool. Wool releases particles of its respective color when being mined, instead of white. However, when sprinting on wool, the particles released are white regardless of the wool's color.
1.8When wool is selected in creative mode and then another color wool is clicked another wool of the same color of the wool being held is given.
[[Java Edition Beta 1.9-pre1|1.9-pre1]]The purple error block now looks like the first stage of growing nether wart. This is due to the pink block that it used being replaced with the texture for nether wart.
Java Edition
[[Java Edition 1.1.0|1.1.0]]Shearing sheep drop 1-3 wool blocks, as opposed to the 2-4 dropped before, and sheep regain their wool (with the color they had before shearing) by periodically eating grass and converting it to dirt. Usually the grass will regrow too quickly for this to have a significant effect on the landscape.
[[Java Edition 1.2.4|1.2.4]]The saturation of wool has been tweaked, making the wool blocks slightly darker than before.

--Havvy 10:49, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Wool count from shearing slightly inaccurate, XBOX 360 Arcade[edit]

Wool shearing count is inaccurate, at least for the Xbox 360 Arcade version. I have actually received 4 blocks of wool from shearing 1 sheep on numerous occasions so I think the wool count should be changed 1-3 to 1-4. -- 09:43, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

The Xbox edition is currently equivalent to PC Beta 1.8, at which point getting 4 blocks of wool was possible. As noted in the history section, that was reduced in the 1.1 release, so expect the Xbox edition to catch up in a few months. -- Orthotope 09:49, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Picture broken[edit]

One of the pictures (section 4) is broken. I think it is anyway. It shows the player with a damaged hand, instead of any wool. Numbermaniac 12:03, 10 March 2013 (UTC) EDIT: Sorry, I think it's supposed to be like that. Numbermaniac 12:05, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Note error?[edit]

I was reading the "as a crafting ingredient" section when I saw a note below the carpet recipe, it said "Note: Any color of wool or wood may be used for beds, paintings, and horse armor, but it has no effect on the product's final appearance." Does horse armor have any relevance to wool in this aspect? I don't think so, or is it that someone was mistaken when he edited the note? I don't want to edit it out of the page because I'm not sure if I'm mistaken. 07:07, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Horse armor used to be craftable using the applicable ore (iron, gold, diamond) with wool in the middle. You are correct that the note is wrong now. I fixed it. Don't be afraid to edit. Be bold. Kanegasi C 07:25, 19 May 2013 (UTC)


As of the latest update, the logo is made of just stone brick. However, when I changed it, someone changed it back. Any other LCE players with the latest version know this. Edit: You know what? I'm gonna change it anyways. Fezemerald (talk) 02:25, 17 February 2019, edited 26 March 2019 (UTC)

This wiki doesn't have many active LCE contributors (I only occasionally play PS4 edition) but some editors will revert a change like that by a newish user unless it's well explained in an edit summary. Just something to keep in mind. – Nixinova Nixinova sig1.png Nixinova sig2.png 02:32, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Oh OK thanks for telling me Fezemerald (talk) 20:47, 18 June 2019 (UTC)


"Upcoming Java Edition 1.14 18w43a - Wool is no longer used to craft carpets." What does that mean? Who wrote that? So what is now used to craft wool? Bedrock? Air? Explain that to me. This is total nonsense. Gediminaskling (talk) 14:49, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

That’s actually a misinterpretation of what was noted on the changelog for that snapshot. I’ll fix it. FVbico (talk) 15:03, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Request to add wool historical textures[edit]

The historical texture of wool was replaced by the new version. In the history paragraph, a single image is used to represent all the textures of wool. Could you upload some isometric images to display the wool textures of each historical version?--HlDorəmonWf(TAlK · C0NTR1BZ) 12:48, 12 February 2020 (UTC)