The Loom in Minecraft is used to apply patterns to banners. It’s also used as a task block for shepherds in villages.
How do you make a Loom in Minecraft ?
Making a Loom is pretty straightforward, since it doesn’t require any complex components. All you need are two strings and 4 wooden planks (of any type).
Find a Loom
Looms can be found in the sheepfolds of villages you come across.
How do I use a Loom in Minecraft ?
Apply banner patterns
Using a Loom opens up its graphical interface. It has 3 slots for a banner, a dye and an optional banner pattern object. When a banner is inserted, a list of patterns appears in the central section.
By selecting a pattern or using a banner motif from the list, you can see a preview of the banner after application, if any dyeing is present. To finish, the player must pick up the banner from the slot below the preview. The original banner and the dye disappear from their respective slots, but the banner design is not consumed.
To find out more, read our guide : how to make banners in Minecraft ?
If a village has a Loom that hasn’t been claimed by a villager, any villager who hasn’t already chosen a task block has a chance to change profession to Shepherd.
A Loom can be used as fuel in a kiln to melt 1.5 items.
Looms can be placed under music blocks to produce a “low” sound.