Stardew Valley – How to Get Cloth

How to Obtain Cloth in Stardew Valley

If you’re looking to acquire cloth in Stardew Valley, there are a few methods you can try. Cloth is a valuable material that can be used to make a profit. Here’s how you can obtain it:

1. Get a Loom and Wool

Before you can start producing cloth, you’ll need a few materials. To start, you’ll need wool, which can be obtained from rabbits or sheep. If you don’t have access to sheep yet, rabbits are a good source of wool in the early game. Shearing sheep in a Deluxe Barn is another option.

To unlock the loom recipe, you’ll need to reach level 7 in Farming. Once you obtain the recipe, you can build a loom on your farm using 60 wood, 30 fiber, and 1 pine tar.

2. Process Wool into Cloth

The simplest way to obtain cloth is to place wool inside the loom and let it process for 4 hours. After this time, you will receive at least one piece of cloth. Depending on the quality of the wool, there’s a chance you’ll get two pieces of cloth instead:

  • Silver Quality Wool – 10% chance to produce double cloth
  • Gold Quality Wool – 25% chance to produce double cloth
  • Iridium Quality Wool – 50% chance to produce double cloth

In addition to using sheep, there are three alternative methods to obtain cloth in Stardew Valley:

Defeat Mummies

If you enjoy combat in Stardew Valley and spend time in the Skull Cavern, defeating mummies is a viable way to acquire cloth. However, mummies are not easily defeated with regular weapons, as they will simply get up again after 10 seconds. To get cloth from a mummy, you’ll either need to use a bomb or a weapon with the Crusader enchantment. There’s a 20% chance to receive one piece of cloth and a 5% chance to receive two pieces of cloth when defeating a mummy. If you’re adept at defeating mummies, this can be an efficient way to obtain cloth.

Desert Trader

The Desert Trader in Stardew Valley’s Calico Desert offers a cloth trade every Wednesday. You can exchange three aquamarines for one piece of cloth. If you spend enough time in the Skull Cavern, you’ll likely have enough aquamarines to take advantage of this trade on Wednesdays.

Recycling Machine

If fishing is your preferred method for making money in Stardew Valley, utilizing the recycling machine is an excellent way to obtain cloth. When you reach level 4 in Fishing, you unlock the recycling machine, which has a 10% chance to produce one piece of cloth when you place soggy newspaper inside. If not cloth, you’ll receive three torches instead. Save the soggy newspapers you catch while fishing in the early game and deposit them until you unlock the recycling machine. Then, place them one by one into the machine, wait an hour, and hope for cloth as the result.

What to Do with Cloth in Stardew Valley

While cloth is primarily an artisan good used for selling, there are some additional uses for it in Stardew Valley. Here are a few things you can do with cloth:

  • Craft the Dressed Spinner: Reduce average fish-catching time by 7.5 seconds. Requires 2 iron bars and 1 cloth, obtainable at level 8 fishing.
  • Build the Mill: A building available at Robin’s shop that allows you to produce flour and sugar, essential ingredients for cooking. Constructing the mill requires 4 cloth.
  • Complete the Artisan Bundle at the Community Center: Use one piece of cloth to make progress towards completing the Artisan Bundle in the Pantry.

It’s important to note that while cloth can be profitable, there’s a chance of losing money using the loom, especially with higher-quality wool. Additionally, the Artisan profession can increase the value of cloth, bringing it closer to the worth of iridium wool.

Now you’re equipped with the knowledge of how to obtain and utilize cloth in Stardew Valley. Happy farming!