Crafting Skill Guide

Table of Contents:
Intro - - Basic Items - - - - Flax (Members Only*) - - - - Wool - - Locations - - Crafting Guild Battlestaffs/Mystic Staves (Members Only*) - - Repairing Broken Staves Dyeing Capes Glass (Members Only*) Jewelry - - Gems - - Shilo Village Gems - - Gold - - Silver Leather Working - - Cowhide Leather - - Dragonhide Leather Limestone (Members Only*) Pottery Snelms (Members Only*) Snakeskin Armor (Members Only*) - - Tai Bwo Wannai Minigame (Members Only*) Crafting Guild

Crafting is a great and profitable skill. It also has tons of things to do. There are a few basic items you will need, so here is a list you can refer to if you don't know what an item is or if you don't know where to get it:

Basic Items:
Name of Item Ball of wool Picture Purpose Used to string amulets and symbols Information See Wool


Fill with sand when You can buy one at the General store for making glass, or fill two gold coins, or find them all across with water to Runescape at various spawn locations. soften clay A tool used to cut gems (and Members-only carve Limestone) You can buy one at any General store or the Crafting stores (located in Al Kharid and Rimmington) for one gold.



Used in making leather Used in making Dragon leather

To get one, kill a cow. They will always drop one. To get one, kill any dragon. Each colored dragon (Black, Blue, Green or Red; NOT metal dragons!) drops a matching color hide. Flax is probably the fastest way of gaining crafting experience. It is used to spin bowstrings. But it is a Members-only feature! Go to a flax plant (there is a large field just West of Catherby, next to the beehives; there are also plants in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, next to the Spinning Wheels and Bank!) and click on it to pick it (or right click and select 'pick flax'). Just like wheat, flax runs out. Once you have enough flax, go to a Spinning Wheel and use the Flax with the Spinning Wheel. Flax gives 15 crafting experience for every one you spin. Spawns in house on Entrana and in Grandpa Jack's house northwest of the Ranging Guild (northeast of Fishing Contest) You can buy one at the General Store for one gold coin.


Flax (Members Only*)

Used to spin Bowstrings

Glassblowing pipe

Used to make glass items. Use it on Molten glass then select desired item from menu. Fill with water, use to soften clay


(Any) Mould

You can buy Amulet, Necklace and Ring Used to make Gold moulds, as well as the Holy symbol mould and Silver items and the Sickle mould, at either crafting (jewelry, symbols shop for five gold coins. The Crafting Guild and more) has Amulet mould, Necklace mould and Holy symbol mould spawns. Used in leather armour crafting These are stackable. You can buy one at either Crafting Shop for one gold coin. They also can be found by searching haystacks!



Used to make glass Spawns on beaches all around Runescape: items. Use it on a maximum spawns are on Entrana (8 on stove or in a fire to northwest shore) and Rellekka (9 on make Soda ash. beach). Used to obtain Wool Used to make glass items. Use it on a furnace, along with a Bucket of sand, to make Molten Buy at a General store for one gold coin. Shears also spawn at the Crafting Guild, and in the northeast corner of the hay field located west of Lumbridge Mill. Player made

Shears Soda ash

glass. Thread Used in leather armour crafting These are stackable. You can buy one at either Crafting Shop for one gold coin. Also spawns at the Jolly Boar Inn northeast of Varrock.


Obtain by using Shears on some sheep (there is a big field of them just Northwest of Lumbridge, and a few north of the Used to make Ball Crafting Guild). After a few tries (they run of wool (also used away a lot), or maybe on your first try, in a quest or two) you will get some Wool. Now find a Spinning wheel and use the Wool on the Spinning wheel to make a Ball of wool (earns 2.75 xp).

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Crafting Guild - Located southwest of Falador, northwest of Rimmington (see additional

Crafting Shops - Located in Al Kharid and Rimmington, these stores sell Chisels, Needles,
and Thread for 1 gp each; and Amulet moulds, Necklace moulds, Ring moulds, Holy symbol moulds, and Sickle moulds for 5 gp each.

Entrana - The island of Entrana is a good place to obtain everything you need for making

glass. A Glassblowing pipe spawns in the house with the range, north of the Herblore shop. To get to Entrana go to the docks at Port Sarim and speak to any Monk of Entrana. You are not allowed to bring any weapons or armor to Entrana, but the boat ride is free.

Furnaces - Furnaces are needed for gold and silver crafting. They are located in Al Kharid,
Falador, Lumbridge, and for members in Ardougne (east of river), Rellekka (quest required), and Shilo Village (quest required).

Potteries - Potteries include both Potter's Wheels and Pottery Ovens for making clay items.
They are located in the Barbarian Village, and for members in Ardougne (west of river), the Digsite, and Rellekka (quest required).

Rellekka - None of Rellekka's amenities are usable until you have completed the Fremennik
Trials Quest, but once this is done, Rellekka is a Crafting and Smithing haven (although the nearest Bank is on Miscellania). The building in the southwest corner of the town includes a Potter's Wheel, a Pottery Oven, a Furnace, and Anvils. For glassmaking, there is a Sandpit north of the Helmet shop, and the beach north of town has 9 Seaweed spawns.

Spinning Wheels - Lumbridge Castle (2nd floor), Barbarian Village, Falador (west of the
south gate), and for members in the Seers' Village (upstairs), the Tree Gnome Stronghold, and Rellekka (quest required).

Tanners - Tanners are located in Al Kharid and in the Crafting Guild, and for Members in

Canifis (more expensive due to remote location), and (Leatherworker) in the Ranging Guild. All will convert cow hides and dragonhides to leather for a fee.

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Glass (Members Only*):
Glass crafting is a members-only feature! After making Molten glass, you can craft it into six different items: Beer glass, Candle lantern, Oil lamp, Vial, Orb, or Lantern lens. Beer glasses have no use (other than filling them with ale from Barrels with taps.) Vials can be filled with water and used for Herblore. Orbs are used to make Battlestaffs. Candle lanterns, Oil lamps, and Lantern lenses are used to make light sources for exploring dark caves. These can only be made after "learning how" from the man outside the Lumbridge Swamp dungeon, southeast of Draynor Village. Below are the specific instructions on how to make Molten glass, and then how to make glass items: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Get a bucket. Go to Entrana Island (go to Port Sarim - don't bring any weapons or armor - and talk to the Monks of Entrana) (everything else that you need for glass crafting is on Entrana, but bring your Bucket). Get some Seaweed; 8 spawn on the Northwestern part of the island. Go to the range found just North of the dock and use the Seaweed with the range. The seaweed will change into 'Soda Ash'. Use your bucket with the sandpit found next to the Herblore shop (west of the dock). Your bucket should now be full of sand. Now go to the building with the Furnace, located west of the church. Use either your Bucket of sand or your Soda ash on the furnace. This will combine the two items in the furnace heat, turning them into 'Molten glass'.

To craft molten glass into an item you will need a 'Glassblowing Pipe'. You can find one of these in the house with the range. Use the Glassblowing pipe and the Molten glass together and then choose what you would like to make from the selection area. What you can make is dependent upon your overall Crafting level and not on how much glass you have made. With any luck you will bypass the need to make Beer Glasses. Note: If you have the Bucket of sand and seaweed (cooked to Soda ash) you can make glass in any furnace. Another Glassblowing pipe spawns in Grandpa Jack's house near the Fishing Contest and Ranging Guild area. A sandpit is available on Entrana and in Zanaris after The Lost City Quest. An additional sandpit is available to all comers in Yanille inside the northwest corner of the city walls, and another is located in Rellekka north of the Helmet shop (can use only after you have completed the Fremennik Trials Quest). A single bucket of sand spawns in the small goblin settlement, near the Observatory, in the building with a range (north of Castle Wars area - handy via Dueling ring teleport). Cross-reference to other skills and levels needed for lantern making: All lanterns are lit by using a tinderbox. Firemaking levels required to light are: Candle lantern: lvl 4; Oil Lamp: lvl12; Oil Lantern in Iron Frame: lvl26; Bullseye Lantern: lvl 49. Your lantern can blow out so you may wish to carry a tinderbox with you. The Candle Lantern takes a white candle, bought at Catherby Candle-maker. It will also takes the Black Candle left over from Merlin's Crystal Quest which you may have stowed away in your bank. However the Candle lantern with a Black Candle will take up an extra space in your bank and will not stack with the White Candle version.

The Oil Lamp can be made and used on its own but is more convenient and stronger if put into an iron frame and converted to an Oil Lantern ( Smithing: Iron making: level 26) The Bullseye Lantern is made from a Steel frame and a Glass Lens ( Smithing:Steel making: level 49 ) The Oil Lamp / Lantern and the Bullseye Lantern require oil. Collect Swamp-tar from the Lumbridge swamps. Take 1 swamp-tar for each lantern, together with the lantern(s) to the chemist in Rimmington (just behind and north-west of the store). In the eastern part of the main room there is a Small Oil Still. Use the swamp-tar with the still, then Use the lantern with the still and it will be filled with oil. The oil lantern is now ready to be lit and used. With a lit lantern, right-click and there is an option to Extinguish the lantern.


Item Name Molten glass Beer glass Candle lantern Oil lamp Vial Orb Lantern lens

Crafting Lvl Required 1 1 4 12 33 46 49

Crafting EXP for Item 20 17.5 19 25 35 52.5 55

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Battlestaffs/Mystic Staves (Members Only*):
Battlestaffs are great. They have two uses: a weapon and an unlimited source of basic runes of one kind. (Note that the Staff of air, earth, fire and water sold at Zaff's Staff Shop are not as good in physical combat as Battlestaffs, which in turn are not as good as Mystic staffs.) To make a Battlestaff you will need the following items:

1. A Battlestaff (can be bought at the Varrock Staff Shop for 7000 gold coins only on Members servers) 2. A glass orb 3. 3 cosmic runes 4. 30 basic runes of the type of Battlestaff you want it to be (ex. 30 fire runes if you want a Battlestaff of Fire) Powering Orbs Picture Orb Magic Lvl Runes Obelisk Location

Type Water

Needed 56

Needed 3 Cosmic 30 Water 3 Cosmic 30 Earth 3 Cosmic 30 Fire Taverley Members-only dungeon. In the Black Dragon room go up the ladder and it will be next to you. Edgeville dungeon, low-level wilderness area. Past the Black Demons, near Chronozon. Taverley Members-only dungeon. Past the Black Dragons to the west of the Black Dragons in a little room with lava.







Edgeville dungeon, low-level wilderness area. At the Black Demons (level 156) there 3 Cosmic is a little room with a ladder to the North, go 30 Air up the ladder and you will be standing next to it.

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Attaching Orbs to Battlestaves Picture Staff Type Water battlestaff Earth battlestaff Fire battlestaff Air battlestaff Crafting Lvl Required 54 58 62 66 Experience for Attaching Orb 100 112.5 125 137.5

Mystic staffs (Enchanted Battlestaffs)
You can get your Battlestaff enhanced into a Mystic staff. To get your Battlestaff enhanced you must have completed the Scorpion Catcher quest. If you have done it, go back to Thormac the Sorcerer with 40,000 gold coins and your Battlestaff. Talk to him and tell him that he said he would enhance your Battlestaff for you. Select the Battlestaff you want and it will become a great weapon. It will now have stats similiar to the Rune Long Sword!! Back to Top

Repairing Broken Staves
Materials Needed • •
Broken staff (found searching crates or boxes, stolen from HAM members, or found at Digsite) Repair bench, Whetstone or Armour stand (15 Construction and up)

Use the Broken staff on the repair equipment. You will either permanently destroy it or get a random new staff (ordinary, magic or elemental) Experience gained: 14.5 Crafting per repaired staff Back to Top

Pottery is probably the worst part of crafting because it gives low experience, it's tedious and boring, and is not significantly profitable. Nonetheless... it is a part of crafting so it must be explained. Pottery is a lot like glass crafting (if you have read that section you'll understand). Below are the instructions for making pottery: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Mine Clay ore. Get a jug or bucket. Fill the jug or bucket with water. Use the Clay ore with the water-filled jug or bucket to make Soft clay. Go to a Potter's Wheel (located in Barbarian Village or the Crafting Guild, or for Members the Digsite, Rellekka, or West Ardougne). Use the Soft clay with the Potter's Wheel. Choose what you would like to make from the selection screen. Use the unfired clay item on the Pottery Oven.


Item Name Pot Pie Dish Bowl Plant Pot

Crafting Lvl Needed 1 7 8 19

Experience for Spinning 6.25 15 18 18

Experience for Firing 6.25 10 15 15

Total Experience Gained 12.5 25 33 33

Used For Carrying Flour Cooking Pies Cooking Stew Planting Trees One Small Favour Quest (also learn how to make)

Pot lid





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Leather is an easy way of getting crafting experience. There is also Dragonhide leather, which also must be tanned (for a higher fee per piece).

Soft and Hard Leather
1. Get a cow hide.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Go to a Tanner (found in Al Kharid or in the Crafting Guild if you can get in; there is also a Leatherworker in the Ranging Guild and a Tanner in Canifis for Members.) Make sure you have one gold coin for every cow hide that you have. Talk to the tanner and say "Here are some cow hides, can I buy some leather?" A selection screen will come up and ask you if you want soft leather or hard leather. After you choose, the Tanner will take the cow hide and 1 coin and give you the leather. To make an item from the leather get a Needle and Thread (buy in Crafting stores in Al Kharid and Rimmington; Needles are also found by searching haystacks). Use the Needle with the leather. Then select what you want to make on the selection screen. Your crafting level will determine what you can make.

Studded Leather Armor (Members Only*)
Studded Leather bodies and Studded Leather Chaps are made by making studs out of steel bars and using the studs with regular leather armor.


Item Name Gloves Boots Cowl Vambraces Leather Body Chaps Coif Hard Leather Body Studded Leather Body Studded Leather Chaps

Crafting Lvl Needed 1 7 9 11 14 18 38 28 41 44

Crafting Experience 13.8 16.3 18.5 22 25 27 37 35 40+25 42+27

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Dragonhide Leather
Like regular hides, Dragon hides must be tanned before they can be worked. Take them to any Tanner or Leatherworker. The fee per piece is higher (25-30 gp each). Then use a Needle and Thread on them to make the desired armour. Green, Red, Blue and Black Dragons drop Dragon hides that match their color. Locations: Green Dragons south of the Lava Maze or Level 13 Wildy north of Edgeville; Blue dragons in the Hero's Guild basement or Taverley Dungeon; Red dragons in the lava lake; Black dragons in the lava maze and in Taverley Dungeon, also King Black Dragon next to the lava maze.

Progressively higher Range skill levels are required to wear dragonhide armour (refer to the Ranging Skill Guide).


Item Name Green Leather Vambraces Green Leather Chaps Green Leather Body Blue Leather Vambraces Blue Leather Chaps Blue Leather Body Red Leather Vambraces Red Leather Chaps Red Leather Body Black Leather Vambraces Black Leather Chaps Black Leather Body

# of Leathers Needed 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3

Crafting Lvl Needed 57 60 63 66 68 71 73 75 77 79 82 84

Crafting Experience 62 124 186 70 140 210 78 156 234 86 172 258

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Jewelry is a huge part of crafting. Your crafting level determines what gems you can cut, and what gems you can use and what you can craft.

Gems Picture Gem Name Level to Cut Sapphire Emerald Ruby 20 27 34 Experience 50 67 85

Diamond Dragonstone Onyx
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43 55 67

107.5 137.5 168

Shilo Village Rock Gems (Members Only*)
This is a members only feature. If you have completed the Shilo Village quest you will have access to some new gem rocks. Mining each gem yields 65 mining experience. Below is a chart of the gems and the experience received when you cut them with a chisel. You can also crush these gems with a Pestle and mortar, though it yields no crafting experience. It is also possible to fail at cutting these, which ruins them. This is a picture of the crushed gemstone:

Here is a chart of these gems and the experience gained by cutting them.

Gem Opal Jade Red Topaz

Level to Cut Cutting Experience Picture of Uncut 1 13 16 15 20 25

Picture of Cut

Don't know what to do with these gems? Opals can be cut again with a chisel to make Opal bolt tips (earns Fletching experience; more is earned when these are applied to regular Bolts sold in stores). All of the gems can be used in the Tai Bwo Wannai strengthened machetes (Red Topaz is the strongest) or sold at that village for trading sticks. None of the Shilo Village gems can be made into jewelry. Back to Top

Gold Jewelry
To craft gold jewelry do the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Get a gold bar. Mine Gold ore (you need level 40 mining) and then use it with a furnace (you need level 40 smithing) to make it into a bar. Get a gem if you want the piece of jewelry to have a gem in it. Use a chisel to cut the gem if it isn't already cut. Get the mould for the kind of Jewelry you want to make (ex. necklace mould if you want to make a necklace). Use the gold bar with the furnace and select what you want to make.

Note: You must have the mould for what you want to make in your inventory.
Below is a table of all the craftable items made with gold.


Level Leve Level to Necklac Ring Ring Necklac Amule to Amulet l to Craft e Imag Craftin e t Craft Craftin Craft Necklac Crafting e g Exp Image Image Amule g Exp Ring e Exp t 5 20 27 34 43 55 67 15 40 55 70 85 100 115 6 22 29 40 56 72 82 20 55 60 75 90 105 120 8 24 31 50 70 80 90 30 65 70 85 100 150 165

Gold Sapphire Emerald Ruby Diamond Dragonsto ne Onyx
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Instructions to make all Silver items are the same; details on obtaining moulds and enchanting items varies. 1. 2. 3. 4. Find a silver rock (Southwest Varrock mine, Al Kharid chasm mine, and lots in the Crafting Guild if you can get in) and mine it (level 20 Mining required). Go to a furnace and use the Silver ore with the furnace to smelt it into a Silver bar (level 20 Smithing required). Now, get the desired mould (see below for information). Go back to the furnace and use the Silver bar with the furnace. A popup menu will ask what you would like to make. Click the desired picture.

Holy Symbol of Saradomin
You need level 16 crafting to make one. It gives 50 crafting experience per Holy Symbol. These are used to make your prayer last longer. Holy Symbol moulds are available at Crafting Shops (Rimmington and Al Kharid) for five gold coins. A spawn is located inside the Crafting Guild. Once the symbol is made, it cannot be worn without a string. Get a Ball of wool, and use it with the Holy Symbol. Now you can wear the Holy Symbol but it does not give any prayer bonus. Go to Brother Jered in the Prayer Guild (level 31 Prayer required), and talk to him. If you have the strung Holy Symbol with you, he will ask you if you want him to 'Bless' your Holy Symbol. This is free. In case you don't know where the Prayer Guild is, it's in the Monastery. Go to either wing of the Monastery and go up the ladder.


Unholy Symbol of Zamorak (Members Only*)
After you finish the Observatory Quest, go to the Zamorak Worshipping Site north of it. Talk to the Spirit of Scorpius for an Unholy symbol Mould (You can get them unlimited times; they are not tradeable). Level 17 Crafting is required to make one, earning 50 xp. After stringing it (use a Ball of wool on it), head back to the Spirit of Scorpius to have him "bless" it. It gives +2 in all attack stats and +8 Prayer when worn.


Silver Sickle (Members Only*)
Follow the same procedure as with any other silver item, but this time use a Sickle mould, which can be bought at the crafting store in Al Kharid. It gives 50 experience. You can get it blessed by taking it to the Nature Spirit grotto in Mort Myre swamp. The Silver sickle(b) ("blessed") can be used to Cast Bloom. This is used in Mort Myre Swamp to generate items for your Druid pouch, and to fight Ghasts, but it can also be used for a pretty effect at weddings (consumes prayer).


Follow the same procedure as with any other silver item, but this time use a Tiara mould, which can be bought at any Crafting store. It gives 52.5 xp. Lvl 23 needed to make them. 5 exp per air rune... 25 exp per air tiara 5.5 exp per mind rune... You can enchant it by Using it on the desired Rune altar while carrying the related rune talisman. See the Runecrafting Skill Guide for more information. Picture:

Silver bolts
Making these is again the same process as with any other silver item. The mould you use this time is called the Bolt Mould. It can be obtained in the crafting shops in Rimmington and Al Kharid. You need level 21 to make these bolts and it gives 5 exp each.

Bolt Mould: the bolts can be used in the Ranging skill, you must wield a Steel crossbow or better to fire these (level 31 Ranged required).

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Dyeing Capes
It is possible to change the color of capes by using certain dyes on them. Dyes can be bought from the Witch, Aggie, in Draynor Village, and purple dye spawns outside of the walls of the southwest corner of East Ardougne.

Orange: Mix yellow dye with red dye and then apply to any color cape. You will gain 2.5 experience for this.

Green: Mix yellow dye with blue dye and then apply to any color cape. You will gain 2.5 experience for this.

Purple: Mix red dye with blue dye and then apply to any color cape. You will gain 2.5 experience for this.

Red: Just apply a red dye to any color cape. You will gain 2.5 experience for this.

Blue: Just apply a blue dye to any color cape. You will gain 2.5experience for this.

Yellow: Just apply a yellow dye to any color cape. You will gain 2.5 experience for this. Back to Top

Limestone (Members Only*)
Limestone can be purchased at the Mort'ton Building-supplies store, or mined at Limestone mines. On the Members-only path East of Varrock that leads to Canifis, the mine is north of the path shortly before you reach the Temple. The other Limestone mine is in Tirannwn, southeast of the south gate to Prifddinas. Using a chisel on Limestone creates a Limestone brick and earns 6xp crafting. Both Limestone and Limestone bricks can be used to rebuild the Mort'ton temple, which earns 5 xp at a time (see Shades of Mort'ton quest guide for details.) Limestone Back to Top Limestone brick

Snelms (Members Only*)
Snail helmets (or "snelms") can be made by members who have completed the Priest in Peril Quest. Venture into Mort Myre swamp and kill a snail with the shell you fancy (there are 9 in all). An elemental shield is recommended as their acid attack is magical. You will get a snail shell and a snail corpse. Use a chisel on the shell (requires Level 15 crafting!) to make a snelm, earning 32.5 xp. Back to Top

Snakeskin Armour (Members Only*)


Skin to make Snakeskin boby (15 Skins) Snakeskin Chaps (12 Skins) Snakeskin Vambraces (8 Skins) Snakeskin Boots (6 Skins) Snakeskin Bandana (5 Skins) Broodoo shield (2 Skins)

XP Gained 55 47 38 30 44 100

Level Needed to Craft 53 51 47 45 48 35

Item Light Jungle Medium Jungle Dense Jungle
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Cutting Experience 35 55 80

Repairing Fence Experience 28 42 65

Tai Bwo Wannai Minigame (Members Only*)
The Tai Bwo Wannai minigame is focused around woodcutting and crafting, but there are also some items that relate to other skills.

Spiders may be cooked on sticks for 80 cooking experience, and heal 11 hitpoints. Every time you try to hack at the jungle, but fail to get a spar, you get 0.5 woodcutting experience. To effectively kill the Broodoo Victims, the following is advised. Bear in mind at all times that Broodoo Victims use stat lowering magic, and that normal attacks do reduced damage, so it gets hard to kill them without the following tips:

Use Relicym's Balm on these yellow colored Broodoo Victims for easy damage.

Using food on the white colored Broodoo Victims is the most effective way to do damage.

Antipoison is especially effective against the green Broodoo Victims. Back to Top

Crafting Guild
The crafting guild has almost everything for crafting. It is located northwest of Port Sarim, north of Rimmington. It is open on both the members only servers and the freeplay servers. Level 40 crafting is required for entrance. You also must be wearing a brown apron. The Crafting Guild Guide can be found here. Back to Top

Farming Items
Weaving vegetable sacks take 4 jute fibers and gives 38 exp per sack.