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Release date: 4 January 2001 (Update)
Start: Talk to Fred The Farmer located on a farm between Lumbridge and Draynor Village
Difficulty: *****
Length: Short
Requirements: None
Items needed: Shears Shears or 20 Ball of wool
Monsters to kill: None


Sheep shearer map

Location of the starting point of the Sheep Shearer quest marked with a yellow circle. The sheep are marked with a red circle.

To start the quest, talk to Fred The Farmer and tell him that you're looking for a quest. He will ask you to shear his sheep and bring him 20 balls of wool. If you don't have any shears on you, you can buy them from the Lumbridge General Store for 1 coin.


Leave Fred's house and enter the fenced area located on the east side of his house, which is his sheep pen. Use the shears on his sheep until you have 20 pieces of Wool. You may occasionally fail to shear them; simply keep trying and eventually you will be successful. You can also shear the same sheep infinitely rather than running after different sheep.

Spinning wool

Once you have the 20 pieces of wool required, you will then need to spin the wool into balls of wool. Go to the Lumbridge Castle and go to the top floor of the southern tower to find a spinning wheel. Use your wool on the wheel until they you have spun all the pieces of wool into balls of wool.

Now simply return to Fred with the 20 balls of wool, and he will take the wool from you one by one, completing the quest.


Sheep Shearer Completed


  • This is the first quest ever created by Jagex. It was originally developed on DeviousMUD.
  • Due to an update, Sheep Shearer is now a miniquest in RuneScape 2.
  • Although Fred The Farmer warns you that his last shearers were eaten by something, there is no creature that could do such a thing in Lumbridge. Except perhaps bears or goblins.

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