Weaving One Billion Stars

We're on a mission to weave one billion stars by 2032 for violence free communities.

One Billion Stars

Become a
Star Weave Community today

More connection.

This is more than a craft project. We are seeing star weavers transform their own lives and become more connected, engaged, courageous and committed to doing their part to create happier, violence free communities.

More joy. Less Overwhelm.

Star weaving is an Indigenous and Pacific Island craft activity that supports mindfullness & encourages new conversations. We feel more joy and hope when we share the responsibility of creating safe spaces for everyone.

Star Weave YOUR way.

We want to inspire communities to come together to create safety and dignity for everyone. Our STARter kits can help you get started and then we encourage you to continue gathering your own local materials, including recycled paper, fabric off cuts or plant foliage.  

Start Weaving

Learn how to weave a star, buy a Star Weaving Kit or both.

BUY A STARTER KIT - 100 stars

Our 100 star weaving kit includes florist ribbon cut to size, a link to instructions, a woven sample star, postcard and stickers.
Free postage in Australia.

Star Weaving Comunity


A Star Weave Community aims to weave 10,000 stars. We want to support as many Star Weave communities over the next 10 years as part of our goal to reach one billion stars.

One Billion Stars Resources


We’re creating some resources to make it easy for you to become part of the One Billion Stars global weaving community.
Any one can learn to weave a star.

It doesn't have to feel impossible.

  • Are you convinced that there’s more goodness in the world than there is hate and violence? 
  • Do you want to see your community’s spirit and resilience shine and be the dominant story in your local news and social media?
  • Have you experienced powerful art and community making projects that brings people together and you want to find a way to replicate that in your community?
  • Are you wondering how you can encourage and sustain conversations about joy, connection, mental health, inclusion and safety for everyone in your community and not get overwhelmed?
If you answered yes, then we are so happy you came across our project. 

You are not alone. This is EVERYONE'S responsibility.

Star weaving is good for our mental health

Pics like these, of communities weaving stars as a lunch time activity in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane bring us a lot of joy. This star weaving workshop was held amongst their office display of 2,000 stars and is an example of what your community can look forward to.

Siobhan McQuillan, One Million Stars project lead, Ireland.

Ireland Project Leader, Siobhán McQuillan says “Before and during COVID19 I have been raising awareness of domestic violence and introducing the stars to Ireland by creating star weaving communities with vulnerable members of the community. You are not alone.” You can follow Siobhan’s journey in Ireland here.

Register to become a Star Weave Community

Austin Texas Project leader, Melissa Knight has been sharing star weaving and raising awareness about the project. Melissa is an artist and maker herself and runs star weaving workshops and library installations between raising a family and making artwork. Follow Melissa’s star weaving work here

Begin your star weaving journey TODAY. With confidence.

  1. Read our About Page to learn about why we are so passionate about this problem of violence, how we’ve chosen the arts do something about it and get involved today.
  2. Buy a Star Weaving Kit. Let us help you get started with our star weaving kits that has everything you need to learn how to weave your first stars. Comes with materials, instructions and a welcome card. 
  3. Email us and tell us who you are and where you are weaving your stars so that we can add you to our star weaving community map. If you have any other questions, let us know. We’re here to help you.

How it all started.

I was devastated.

It broke my heart to see my community so sad, angry and confused over the rape and murder of a young woman in our beloved community of Brunswick, Melbourne.

I knew that there was more that we could do to stop this from happening again. But it would take some time, more conversations, more trust and work to teach new ways of seeing each other.

I knew I couldn’t do it on my own so I turned to something that has given me space to heal and find my community of creative and compassionate people – weaving. Traditional Pacific Island weaving.

I wanted to share it with the world, and I’m so glad I had the courage to do it.

We created an installation of one million hand woven stars from over 15 countries for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, our new goal is to weave one billion stars by 2032.

The purpose of weaving stars is to continue nurturing global conversations of how to end violence using the joy and healing power of the arts and traditional crafts.

Each woven star is a beautiful symbol of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against woven, bullying and racism.

We can’t wait to hear your star weaving story, so join us as we transform our communities into resilient, hopeful and joy filled action takers, one star at a time.

The Big Design Market installation. 12,000 stars. Photo: Nik Harrison.

One Million Stars installation in King George Square.
Photo: Lauren Panrucker.

World Star Weaving Day
Learn about One Billion Stars

Star Count



3 Benefits of Star Weaving

Participating in the arts can boost mental wellbeing.
We love that star weaving can help us to participate in conversations of peace and ending violence, while boosting individual and collective mental health. Doing things that bring us pleasure and joy, like making art, can help us to tell stories about who we are and the things that matter most to us. Visit our resources section and read our article on 'Why star weaving is good for our mental health."

Star weaving brings people together.
We have active and passionate Star Weaving Communities across Australia, Ireland and the USA who are using this gentle traditional craft to bring diverse communities together. Ireland Project Leader, Siobhán McQuillan, says: “Before and during COVID19 I have been raising awareness of domestic violence and introducing the stars to Ireland by creating star weaving communities with vulnerable members of the community. You are not alone."

Star weaving can help educate and raise awareness.
One Billion Stars invites people around the world to weave stars as symbols of light, solidarity, and courage to end all forms of violence together. Star weaving is a gentle way to start difficult and uncomfortable conversations by focussing on building safe spaces for respectful relationships. One star at a time.

Quandamooka Country

Cleveland. Brisbane. Australia. One Billion Stars acknowledges the traditional and continuing custodians of the lands and waters where we live, work and weave.

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