Terraria | How to Make Silk

How to make Silk in Terraria

One of the first things you should think about doing in Terraria is making a bed. Beds are essential in this game. They look great, add to a room, and will allow you to set your respawn point! If you ever want to move away from your initial spawn area, this is the best way to do it. However, Terraria is not quick to tell you exactly what you need to do! If you find yourself wondering about how to collect Silk in Terraria, then you’re in luck!

How to Make Silk in Terraria

Terraria Silk

In order to make Silk in Terraria, you’ll need to gather seven cobwebs and craft them at a loom. The loom will require 12 Wood, and can be made at a Sawmill. Sawmills will require 10 Wood, two Iron, and one Chain. Once you have all of these in your home, you can make Silk!

So, to recap. If you want to make Silk, you’ll need:

  • Workbench, made from 10 Wood
  • Furnace, made from 20 Stone, four Wood, and three Torches
  • Sawmill
  • A Loom

With that out of the way, you can begin crafting. The Silk recipe itself calls for seven Cobwebs. Your next stop after that is likely obvious: craft a bed. You can combine five Silk with 15 Wood to make a bed. This is important for setting your spawn point. You can have multiple beds, but only one will be your “active” bed, and will be where you respawn if you die.

Silk is otherwise a cosmetic item, used in crafting different items to decorate your home with. There are also quite a few clothing items that will require silk. This is great to farm for vanity! Check out some of the clothes you can craft at the in-game guide and see if any of them catch your eye.


We hope this helped you get your feet wet in Terraria! Silk is a bit weird in this game, and won’t be overly influential in your game. But, it helps you explore a bit, and that’s something! Here are some guides to help explore the game even further:

Jason Toro-McCue has committed his schooling to the study of the connection between game design and narrative. When he's not working on this bond through writing articles or guides, he's playing Dungeons & Dragons, or just playing games themselves and looking at the story there.