How to Make a Loom in Minecraft?

The Loom block in Minecraft is well-known to the players for its designs and pattern on the Banners. Well, there are more things, you can do with the Loom block in your Minecraft world. In this Minecraft guide, we are going to see What a Loom block is, How to Make a Loom, how to craft a loom block Its purpose, and how you can craft it (with ingredients). But first, let’s understand the Pros and Cons of the Loom block in Minecraft.

What is Loom?

overview of a loom block.
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Loom block in Minecraft is a job site block for the Shepherd villagers in Minecraft. You can easily find the loom in the houses of Shepherd villagers in your village. Shepherds in Minecraft trade common items like shears, wool, carpets, beds, banners, paintings, and dye in exchange for Emeralds and these are the items on which mobs can’t spawn.

The main purpose of the loom is to create or design custom banners. You can design a banner according to your five different layers of designs and customizations, which can further be used to give a classic and vintage feel/vibe to your house or shelter in Minecraft.

Custom banners can be dyed with different colors using various dyes. To add more variety to your decor options, you can use dye. To remove the custom designs, you can wash the banner with the water in the Cauldron.

To obtain dye, you have to collect flowers of different colors. All you have to do is, place them on the crafting table as shown in the image given below:-

flower placed on crafting table to make dye.
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In case, your village doesn’t consist of Shepherd villagers. You can place the loom before the villagers to provide them with the Shepherd’s work. A Shepherd villager in Minecraft used to do the trade.

You can use the Axe if you want to collect the loom faster than the normal. Breaking it with the raw hand or Pick-Axe will take longer time than usual.

Ingredients Required to Craft a Loom

Here is the list of the items required to craft a Loom:-

  • 2 Strings
  • 2 Wooden Planks


You can obtain string by killing the Spiders. They drop Spider Eye and String after being killed. If you don’t want to kill the spiders, you can go to the Mineshafts, as there is a bunch of Cobwebs from which you can obtain String by destroying them.

Note: You can only destroy the Cobwebs, by using your Sword. You can't destroy the cobwebs other than the Swords.

Wooden Planks

Gathering the Wooden Planks in Minecraft is a super easy task to do. You can collect the Wooden Planks while looking for the Tree in Minecraft. Trees do not drop Wooden Planks directly, they drop Wooden Logs when chopped.

Searching for a tree in a Dessert and Badlands Biome is a hard task to do. You can use the command /give @p wooden_planks 1, the other method to obtain wooden planks in the Dessert or Badlands biome is to look for other biomes, if you aren’t able to find one then you can also you the commands to find one.

Command to find another biome:- /locatebiome Jungle

To obtain Wooden Planks, you have to place the Wooden Logs on the Crafting Grid as shown in the image given below:-

wooden logs placed on the crafting grid to make wooden planks.
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How to craft a loom in Minecraft

To do so, follow the simple steps mentioned below:-

Step 1: Open your Crafting Menu

crafting table
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To craft a Loom in Minecraft, you must have a crafting table. If you don’t have one, then you can craft it with the help of Wooden planks by arranging them similarly as shown in the image.

Step 2: Add items to the Menu

strings and wooden planks placed on crafting table to make loom.
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After gathering all the ingredients required to craft a Loom, place them on the Crafting Table similarly as shown in the image.

Step 3: Move the Loom to your Inventory

loom in inventory.
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You’ll see a Loom in the crafting table after placing all the items, drag it down to your inventory to use it. Now you are ready to use your Loom.

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