Uncharted Waters Online Crafting Sewing Guide



Uncharted Waters Online Crafting Sewing Guide by Starcrossed

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Introduction

Sewing was also known on my old server as the ‘money printing’ profession. The reason being that in regions around India there are ports that supply fabrics and fibres needed to make high-end trade goods. These trade goods such as Turkish Rug and Velvet are all considered Speciality Products from Europe and Middle East. When they are sold in Indian Ports, they make 100%+ in profits + double exp and fame.

recommended birth place
-Lisbon
-Amsterdam
-London

European Chapter

This is guide for players who wish to level up their sewing and make profits without leaving the Continent of Europe.

-Required Recipe Books
Secret Book of Textile Materials (all six capital cities, Craftsman shop) 5000D
Secret Book of Woven Fabric (Amsterdam, Groningen, Antwerp, Dell ****, Plymouth, Oporto, Malaga, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Genoa, Ancona, Zadar, Ragusa, Madeira, Syracuse, Cagliari) 10000D
Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics (all six capital cities, after 200,000D in investment, Crafts shop) 100,000D
Introduction to Sewing [optional] (Groningen, Dublin, Plymouth, Oporto, Madeira, Barcelona, Pisa, Genoa, Las Palmas, Antwerp, Syracuse) 10000D

-Required Skills
Livestock trade (livestock trader)
Fibre trade (yarn trader)
Sewing (yarn trader, accountant)

Level 1 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather)
The chicken plucking exploit should be well known now. Venetians can pluck Chicken between Zadar and Ancona, French players can pluck Duck at Montpellier, Spanish and Portuguese players can buy Chicken at Lisbon, English can make Wool in Edinburgh, and Dutch players can go to Den Helder.
Use the Secret book of Textile Materials to produce Feather from Chicken/Duck

Level 2 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather or Hemp>>> 2 x Spare Sails)

Path A
Southern European players should stay in the Mediterranean and keep plucking Chicken/Duck

Path B
Players from North Europe can sail to Amsterdam, purchase Hemp and use the Introduction of Sewing book to produce Spare Sail, which can be sold back to the Peddler at 1600D, and only costing under 500D to make.

Level 3 (2 x Sheep/3 x Goat >>> Wool/Goat’s Hair, 2 x Wool/Goat’s Hair >>> Woolen Fabric)
Using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric turn Wool or Goat’s Hair into Woolen Fabric.
Spanish players can purchase Wool from Valencia.
Venetian players can produce Goat Hair from Goats in Zadar from the Secret Book of Textile Materials.
French players can go to Cagliari and purchase Goat
Dutch players will have Den Helder which exports Sheep or can go to Oslo which sells Wool.
English players will have a huge advantage as Edinburgh produces both Sheep and Wool, making their levelling twice as fast, but the downside is that you can not sell Woolen Fabric back to the market in Edinburgh, because the town already produces Woolen Fabric.
Portuguese players are encouraged to sail either to Edinburgh or Oslo for Wool.

Level 4 (Wool >>> Knit)
In the same Ports as above, turn Wool into Knit. Edinburgh is probably the best Port to do so, as you can sell Knit directly back to the market

Level 5 – 7 (Wool >>> Knit or 3 x Cotton >>> Cotton Fabric)

Path A
Unfortunately, for Tailors operating out of Europe, there is only one efficient way to level up their sewing from 5 to 7. English players will have the natural advantage of being able to purchase more Sheep and more Wool

Path B
Venetians and French players can choose to sail to Alexandria and Cairo instead of the North Sea. Alexandria and Cairo both produce Cotton, and players can produce Cotton Fabric from the Cotton using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric.

Level 7 (4 x Wool >>> Flannel)
Time for a book change, this time use the Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics to craft Flannel from Wool. A Wool exporting Port is recommended. Usually players go to Oslo or Edinburgh.

Level 8 – 10 (3 x Wool >>> Tweed)
You must be sick of Wool now. But the good thing is all the recipes are from the same book, and you don’t have to travel far from the Port where you first started out.

Level 10 (10 x Linen >>> Lace)
Many players leveling up their sewing choose Oslo, because at level 10 they can craft Lace from the Linen purchased there, as well as other products that require Wool.

Level 10+
See Late Game

Indian Chapter

This guide is alternate route for levelling up Sewing. It is recommended for Portuguese players because they can access the Indian Permits the fastest. I highly recommend this route for traders from Portugal.

-Required Recipe Books
Secret Book of Textile Materials (all six capital cities, Craftsman shop) 5000D
Introduction to Sewing (Groningen, Dublin, Plymouth, Oporto, Madeira, Barcelona, Pisa, Genoa, Las Palmas, Antwerp, Syracuse) 10000D
Secret Book of Woven Fabric (Amsterdam, Groningen, Antwerp, Dell ****, Plymouth, Oporto, Malaga, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Genoa, Ancona, Zadar, Ragusa, Madeira, Syracuse, Cagliari) 10000D
Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics (all six capital cities, after 200,000D in investment, Crafts shop) 100,000D
Secret Book of Fabric Dyeing (Machilipatnam, Den Helder, reward after 800,000D in investment)

-Required Skills
Livestock trade (livestock trader)
Fibre trade (yarn trader)
Sewing (yarn trader, accountant)
Dye trading (yarn trader)

Level 1 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather)
The chicken plucking exploit should be well known now. Venetians can pluck Chicken between Zadar and Ancona, French players can pluck Duck at Montpellier, Spanish and Portuguese players can buy Chicken at Lisbon, and English and Dutch players can go to Hel Der.
Use the Secret book of Textile Materials to produce Feather from Chicken/Duck

Level 2 (3 x Chicken/Duck >>> Feather or 2 x Hemp>>> Spare Sails)

Path A
Southern European players should stay in the Mediterranean and keep plucking Chicken/Duck

Path B
Players from North Europe can sail to Amsterdam, purchase Hemp and use the Introduction of Sewing book to produce Spare Sail, which can be sold back to the Peddler at 1600D, and only costing under 500D to make.

Level 3 (2 x Sheep>>> Wool, 2 x Wool/Goat’s Hair >>> Woolen Fabric; 2 x Cotton >>> Earplugs)
Like in the European Chapter, use the Secret Book of Woven Fabric to turn Wool or Woolen Fabric.
In addition, to Woolen Fabric, you can also use the Introduction to Sewing Book to turn Cotton into Earplugs
The best Ports to do so is either in Goa, which stocks both Goat Hair and Wool or between the neighbouring Ports of Machilipatnam (Cotton) and Pondicherry (Cotton, Sheep).

Level 4 (2 x Sheep >>> Wool, Wool >>> Knit; 2 x Cotton >>> Earplugs)
Because Goa doesn’t produce Wool or Sheep, its best to sail to the Machilipatnam and Pondicherry area. Using the same route as above except, this time producing Knit instead of Woolen Fabric.

Level 5 – 7 (2 x Sheep>>> Wool, Cotton + Wool >>> Corduroy; 3 x Cotton >>> Cotton Fabric)
Here is why India is so much more superior than Europe in terms of Sewing. the neighbouring ports of Machilipatnam and Pondicherry offer ingredients three crafting processes at once.
Use Secret Book of Textile Materials to make Wool from Sheep, Combine Wool with Cotton to produce Corduroy, and then use any leftover Cotton to make Cotton Fabric.
Both Corduroy and Cotton Fabric can be found in the Secret Book of Woven Fabric.

Level 7 (2x Sheep >>> Wool, 4 x Wool >>> Flannel)
Time for a book change, this time use the Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics to craft Flannel from Wool. Flannel is also considered a Specialty Product from Europe, and therefore can be sold for extra profit in India.
The route between Machilipatnam and Pondicherry is still the most efficient.

Level 8 – 10 (2x Sheep, 3 x Wool >>> Tweed; Wool + Cotton >> Muslin; 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric)
Once again, multiple crafting processes using materials easily purchased from the Machilipatnam and Pondicherry area.
Using Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics, you can craft Tweed and Muslin, both at level 8 Sewing, and using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric, you can produce Silk Fabric. Silk can be purchased from Machilipatnam.

Level 9 (2x Sheep, 3 x Wool >>> Tweed; Wool + Cotton >>> Muslin; 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric; 3 x Cotton >>> Cotton Fabric, Cotton Fabric + 2 x Indian Blue >>> Chintz)
You can still level up pretty fast using the previous method, you can also add Chintz to your production line. Indian Blue dye can be purchased from Pondicherry after some investment. Using the Secret Book of Dyeing, which can be conveniently obtained from Machilipatnam if you are not Dutch, combine Indian Blue with Cotton Fabric made from Cotton using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric. Sell the Chintz in Pondicherry.

Level 10 (2 x Sheep >>> Wool, 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric, 2 x Silk + 4 x Wool + Silk Fabric >>> Turkish Rug)
This process can seem complicated but all the materials are available from the Ports of Machilipatnam and Pondicherry. Its important to have high levels in Livestock Trade and Fibre Trade.
Purchase Sheep, Cotton and Indian Blue from Pondicherry, purchase Silk and Cotton from Machilipatnam. Produce Wool from Sheep, Produce Silk Fabric from Silk and combine Silk Fabric, Wool and 2 addition Silk to produce Turkish Rug. Use the Cotton to make Cotton Fabric, combine with Indian Blue to produce Chintz.
Sell both in Pondicherry.

Late Game
Late game Sewing is exclusively for the Indian region, and therefore Portuguese players should have a natural advantage due to the presence of a colony in India. In addition before you head out to India please stock up on as many Sewing Kits as you can from Europe.
All the late-game recipes are Silk intensive, so you should have high level of Fibre trading skill to complement.

-Required Recipe Books
Secret Book of Textile Materials (all six capital cities, Craftsman shop) 5000D
Secret Book of Woven Fabric (Amsterdam, Groningen, Antwerp, Dell ***** Plymouth, Oporto, Malaga, Valencia, Palma, Barcelona, Genoa, Ancona, Zadar, Ragusa, Madeira, Syracuse, Cagliari) 10000D
Secret Book of Luxury Textile Fabrics (all six capital cities, after 200,000D in investment, Crafts shop) 100,000D
Mode Design Collection Volume 3 (Oporto, Plymouth, Malaga, reward after 1,600,000D in investment, Pisa, purchased at Craftshop for 100,000D after 162,000D in investment)
[COLOR=”purple]Secret Book of Fabric Dyeing[/COLOR] (Den Helder, Machilipatnam, reward after 800,000D in investment)

-Required Skills
Livestock trade (livestock trader)
Fibre trade (yarn trader)
Sewing (yarn trader, accountant)

Level 11 (2 x Sheep >>> Wool, 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric, 2 x Silk + Wool + 2 x Silk Fabric >>> Persian Rug; 4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 2 x Silk + Embroidery Thread >>> Satin)
It is most important to have purchased as many Sewing Kits as possible from Europe.
To Make Persian Rug, use the Secret Book of Fabric Dyeing, and combine Wool made from Sheep using Secret Book of Textile Material with Silk Fabric made from Silk using the Secret Book of Woven Fabric and an additional 2 Silks.
The other level 11 crafting recipe is for Satin. Satin is produced by firstly combining 4 Silks with Sewing Kit to produce Embroidery Thread using the Mode Design Collection Volume 3, and then using Embroidery Thread with another 2 Silks to make Satin from the Secret Book of Luxury Fabrics.
To level up faster, combine with Chintz recipe.
The best area once again is Machilipatanam and Pondicherry

Level 12 (4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 2 x Silk + Embroidery Thread >>> Georgette)
Georgette is made from the same materials as Satin from the same Secret Book of Luxury Fabrics.
Because Georgette does not require Wool and Cotton, you can feel free to go to other Silk exporting Ports such as Diu and Kolkata.
I would still recommend staying in Machilipatnam and Pondicherry, because you can make Chintz.

Level 13 (4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 3 x Silk + Embroidery Thread >>> Velvet; 2 x Sheep >>> Wool, 2 x Wool >>> Woolen Fabric, 2 x Silk >>> Silk Fabric, Silk Fabric + Woolen Fabric >>> Luxury Clothing)
Velvet was once known as ‘printed money’ because of the exorbitant prices it could sell in India and the huge amount of exp and fame you could gain due to Velvet being a Speciality Product of Southern Italy.
The process of making Velvet is same as Satin and Georgette, except it requires 3 Silks and an Embroidery Thread instead of 2.
Another item you can produce is Luxury Clothing, made from Woolen Fabric and Silk Fabric.
In most cases you would be using Silk solely for making Velvet.

Level 14 – 15 (Sheep >>> Wool, 4 x Silk + Sewing Kit >>> Embroidery Thread, 6 x Wool + Embroidery Thread >>> Tapestries; 3 x Silk >>> Taffeta)
If you are running low on Sewing Kits, you can craft Taffetas instead of Tapestries, but if you want extra fame and exp, craft Tapestries because they are considered a Specialty Product from South of France.
They both use the same Secret Book of Luxury Fabrics, and Taffeta are much more straight foward and can be produced outside of the Machilipatnam and Pondicherry region, whilst Tapestries require Wool and Embroidery Thread, and the quickest way to make Wool is from Sheep in Pondicherry.

Level 15+
CONGRATUALATIONS !!! You are now the master tailor of 15th Century. There are many, many tailoring books to discover, 8 volumes of Mode Design Books to collect and Special Tailoring Books for each part of the world. You can now make your own elite clothing for yourself and all your friends. You will find tailoring to be one of the most enjoyable professions in the game.
Good luck and sail safe.

Trade Routes – Europe to India

Load your inventory with category 3 purchase orders for Fibres and Sewing Kits.

Load your ship cargo with at least 50 of Specialty Products from Europe and the African Coast. Some of the easier ones to obtain include, Shelly, Vodka, Whiskey, Aquavit (see my guide on Handicraft on how to make Alcohol in areas around Lisbon), Feathers, Diamonds (Seirra Leonne, Abijan, Saint-George, Luanda, Karbib, Cape Town), Germanium (Karbib, Cape Town), Shell Kinoe Kaori (Zanzibar, Mombasa), Orange Oil (Mombasa, Sofala), Frankinence (Jofaru, Aden, Muscat)

Once you reach India craft at least 50 of Flannel (level 7 sewing), Turkish Rug (level 10 sewing), Velvet (level 13 Sewing) and Tapestry (level 14 sewing).

Sell everything at an allied Port and because all the products are Specialty products and you have at least 50 of them, you will receive massive boosts in experience and fame.
Make sure you save 4 trade item slots (the maximum number of trade items you can have it 15) for Flannel, Turkish Rug, Velvet and Tapestry, which you craft in India.

Trade Route – India to Europe

Load your ship with at least 50 of Chintz (sewing level 9), Turkish Rug (sewing level 10), Persian Rug (sewing level 11) Taffeta, (sewing level 14), Pepper (Calicut), Sandalwood (Calicut, Goa), Sapphire (Calicut, Ceylon), Ruby (Goa, Ceylon), Cat Eye(Machilipatnam, Pondicherry), Tea (Calicut, Simorghian), Cinnammon (Pondicherry, Ceylon), Indian Blue (Calicut, Pondicherry), Cardamom (Cochin), Indian Madder (Cochin), Jasmine (Goa), Turmeric (Pondicherry), and sail back to Europe.

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