Yes (64), same color only
|Catches fire from lava||
dec: 35 hex: 23 bin: 100011
See Data values
|— Duncan Geere|
Wool is a block obtained from sheep that can be dyed in any of the 16 different colors, which are white, orange, magenta, light blue, yellow, lime, pink, gray, light gray, cyan, purple, blue, brown, green, red, and black. Unlike certain blocks such as terracotta, there exists no undyed wool variant.
All wool colors (except magenta, pink, and purple) generate naturally as part of structures within woodland mansions.
White wool generates as woolen tents in pillager outposts.
Using shears on an adult sheep yields 1-3 wool. If unshorn, sheep drop 1 wool upon death. The wool dropped is the same color as the sheep. The drop rates are not affected by the Fortune or Looting enchantments.
White, light gray, gray, black, brown, and (rarely) pink wool can be found naturally on sheep. Getting a sheep of a different color requires dyeing the sheep.
Black wool can be found in 33.0% of village shepherd chests in stacks of 1–3.
White wool can be found in 55.8% of village shepherd chests in stacks of 1–8.
Gray wool can be found in 23.3% of village shepherd chests in stacks of 1–3.
Light gray wool can be found in 23.3% of village shepherd chests in stacks of 1–3.
Brown wool can be found in 23.3% of village shepherd chests in stacks of 1–3.
In Bedrock Edition, apprentice-level Shepherd villagers have a 50% chance to sell one colored wool for an emerald, giving each wool color a 1⁄32 (3.125%) chance of being offered.
|Dyed Wool||White Wool +
Matching Colored Dye
|[Java Edition only]|
|Wool||Any Wool +
|[Bedrock and Education editions only]|
|White Wool||Any Dyed Wool +
|[Bedrock and Education editions only]|
Novice-level Shepherd villagers offer to buy 18 wool for an emerald, with the color being sold chosen randomly from white, gray, brown, or black.[BE only]
Novice-level Shepherd villagers offer to buy 18 wool for an emerald, with the color being sold chosen randomly from white, gray, brown, or black. The villager has a 3⁄4 chance of offering the trade again with a different color.[JE only]
Wool blocks can be placed under note blocks to produce guitar sounds.
Any color of wool or wood can be used for paintings but it has no effect on the product's final appearance.
|Banner||Matching Wool +
|Bed||Matching Wool +
|Wool color must match. Planks do not need to match.|
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Subtitle key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation distance|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|None||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Light Blue Wool|
|Light Gray Wool|
|Block||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
In Bedrock Edition, wool uses the following data values:
|Data value||Description||Color Code[note 1]|
|3||0x3||Light blue wool||
|8||0x8||Light gray wool||
- Wool has a mottled pattern. These are the average RGB color values for the default texture.
In Bedrock Edition, wool use the following block states:
|Name||Default value||Allowed values||Description|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Bedrock||Legacy Console editions|
|Rainbow Collection||Gather all 16 colors of wool.||All the colors of wool do not have to be in the inventory at the same time, but must have been picked up by the player once.||Yes||Xbox One||Yes||Wii U, Switch||30G||Silver|
|Java Edition Classic|
|May 21, 2009||Notch shows interest in adding multiple colors of cloth.|
|0.0.20a||Cloth was added in 16 different color shades. It had white, light gray, gray, 12 colors from the hue cycle, with an additional purple.|
|0.28||Added sheep, which drops white cloth.|
|Gray cloth is now more contrast.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||February 1, 2010, 2||Cloth can now be crafted using nine string.|
|February 12, 2010, 1||Sheep now drop white, gray, and light gray cloth.|
|February 18, 2010||Cloth can now be used to craft armor.|
|February 23, 2010||Cloth is now used to craft paintings.|
|Sheep drop only gray cloth.|
|Java Edition Infdev|
|June 27, 2010||Removed all cloth colors except white.|
|Sheep now drop white cloth instead of gray.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.8||Changed the recipe of cloth/leather armor from cloth to leather.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.0||Cloth is now called "wool", shown in the newly-introduced item tooltips.|
|1.2||Re-added colored wool with a new spectrum.|
|Added 16 dyes; white sheep can now be dyed by using on them while holding any dye.|
|Light gray, gray, and black sheep now rarely spawn, dropping the corresponding colored wool.|
|1.3||Wool is now used to craft beds.|
|1.4||Brown and pink sheep now rarely spawn, dropping the corresponding colored wool.|
|1.6.6||Changed the crafting recipe of wool, reducing the amount of string required from 9 to 4 pieces.|
|1.7||Added shears to shear sheep without hurting them, dropping 2-4 wool.|
|Sheep no longer drop wool when hit, albeit they drop one wool when being killed when they are unsheared.|
|1.8||Pre-release||Villages now generate with lamp posts containing black wool.|
|1.1||?||Sheep now graze grass blocks and eat grass to regain their wool, keeping the color they had before shearing.|
|As a counterbalance, shearing sheep now yields 1-3 wool instead of 2-4.|
|1.2.4||release||Tweaked the saturation of wool, making wool blocks slightly darker than before.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||54 orange wool and 1 blue wool now naturally generate as part of desert temples.|
|Wool of any color can now be sold to farmer villagers, at 14–21 wool for 1 emerald.|
|1.6.1||13w16a||Wool is now used to craft carpets.|
|1.8||14w02a||Trading changed: shepherd villagers now buy 16–22 white wool for 1 emerald. They also sell 1 wool for 1–2 emeralds, 1 offer for each color. Farmer villagers no longer trade wool.|
|14w03a||Desert temples now generate with stained clay instead of wool.|
|14w30a||Wool is now used to craft banners.|
|1.11||16w33a||Wool can now be used to fuel furnaces.|
|16w39a||Various wool colors now generate within structures inside woodland mansions.|
|16w44a||White wool is now called "White Wool" rather than just "Wool".|
|1.12||January 23, 2017||Jeb tweets a preview of changes to the wool color palette, adding that "the texture itself may need work."|
|January 27, 2017||Jeb tweets another screenshot of further changes to the wool colors, alongside the new concrete blocks. "The noise needs some tweaking," he adds.|
|17w06a||The color spectrum has been changed for a second time, resulting in new textures for all wool and wool-related items.|
|17w17a||Wool can now be used to play the guitar, if they are under note blocks.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different block states for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 35.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Wool blocks are now available in 13 colors (which?) and now with colors from the pre-1.12 versions.|
|0.2.0||Added the ability to shear sheep.|
|0.4.0||Added a crafting recipe for wool.|
|Wool is now used to craft beds.|
|0.5.0||Wool is now used to craft paintings.|
|0.8.0||build 2||Red wool can now be used to craft red carpets.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Black wool now naturally spawns in villages.|
|The remaining carpet colors can now be crafted using wool.|
|0.9.3||Wool now has smooth lighting.|
|1.0.4||alpha 18.104.22.168||Shepherd villagers now buy 16–22 white wool for 1 emerald. They also sell 1 wool for 1–2 emeralds, 1 offer for each color.|
|1.1.0||January 27, 2017||Jeb tweets a picture of new wool textures beside the concrete blocks mentioning that they are a work in progress for Pocket Edition 1.1.|
|alpha 22.214.171.124||The color spectrum has been changed, resulting in new textures for all wool and wool-related items.|
|Added beds in 16 colors. As a result, the wool has to match in order for the bed to be crafted.|
|Various wool colors now generate within structures inside woodland mansions.|
|1.2.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Wool can now used to craft banners.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||Any color of wool can now be dyed.|
|1.4.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Bleach can now be used to make colored wool turn into white wool.|
|1.9.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Regular "Wool" has now been renamed to "White Wool".|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Wool now generates in plains villages and pillager outpost tents.|
|1.11.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Wool can now be found in village shepherd chests.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Trading has changed, shepherd villagers now have a 1⁄32 (3.125%) chance to sell one of 16 colored wool for an emerarld.|
|Shepherd villagers now have a 25% chance to buy 18 white wool for an emerald, a 25% chance to buy 18 gray wool for an emerald, a 25% chance to buy 18 black wool for an emerald, and a 25% chance to buy 18 brown wool for an emerald as part of their first tier trades.|
|1.13.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Wool can now be used to play the guitar, if they are under note blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added wool (all 16 colors).|
|TU9||Sheep can now regrow their wool by eating grass or tall grass.|
|TU53||CU43||1.49||Patch 23||1.0.3||The color spectrum has been changed, resulting in new textures for all wool and wool-related items.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
- In Bedrock Edition, the data values for wool and their respective dyes are the inverse of each other. This is also true for stained glass, terracotta, shulker boxes, beds, banners, concrete powder, and concrete.
- White wool can be mixed with bone meal when crafting, but it is a waste of bone meal.
- "Block of the Week: Wool" – Minecraft.net, November 17, 2017