|Release||15 December 2009 (Update)|
|Quest item||Sheep Shearer|
|Destroy||You'll have to make one from more black wool.|
|On death||Always lost|
|Examine||Spun from black wool.|
A Ball of black wool is a quest-related item used to complete the Sheep Shearer miniquest. It was created to force players to shear and spin the wool instead of buying it from other players or from shops. It is made from Black wool spun on a Spinning wheel, which in turn is obtained from Black sheep. Black wool or extra balls of black wool found in a player's inventory when the quest is completed are taken by Fred the Farmer.
After completing the quest, players simply are not permitted to shear Fred the Farmer's black sheep, removing even the potential to make more balls of black wool.