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Wool is produced after Shearing (or butchering) one of a handful of animals, currently llamas, alpacas, trolls, and sheep. Animals can eventually be sheared again to produce more wool after some months have passed. Wool is stored in refuse stockpile under Hair/Wool and appears under Body parts in the Stocks menu. Wool can be spun into yarn threads which can then be woven into cloth at a loom and be used to create a variety of textile products such as bags, clothing, ropes or crafts. (For a full discussion of the process and possibilities, see textile industry.)


  • Spinning stacks of wool only produces a single yarn threadBug:4616
  • Sometimes you end up with single 'stray [animal] wool' items without stack number.Bug:5816 As has been observed with other materials like bone, these will not be used by dwarves and should be forwarded to a garbage disposal.

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