Weaving for Wellbeing, Connection & Resilience.
Try our star weaving kits and learn how to weave a star. Choose from 100, 500 or 1000 stars. Includes materials & postage in Australia.Read more
Weaving for improved mental health, community connection and social change. Watch our star weaving tutorial and buy a star weaving kit today.Read more
3 REASONS TO STAR WEAVE:
Participating in the arts can boost mental wellbeing. There’s lots of science out there but here’s something you should know: ‘Cultural activities encourage gentle movement, reduce social isolation, and lower inflammation and stress hormones such as cortisol,’ Dr Daisy Fancourt. University College London’s MARCH mental health network. ‘The arts are linked with dopamine release, which encourages cognitive flexibility, and they reduce our risk of dementia.’
Star weaving brings people together. Read some of our star weavers testimonials from around the world, including Siobhán McQUillan. “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. We are weaving stars as symbols of light, solidarity and courage to end all forms of violence. Weaving stars is a gentle way to start difficult and uncomfortable conversations by focussing on building safe and respectful relationships. One star at a time.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. Civil Rights Leader.
CREATE A ONE MILLION STAR INSTALLATION IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
We want to create 1,000 one-million-star installations around the world by 2032. Contact us to get involved today!
AN INDIGENOUS WEAVING CRAFT.
Weaving is a traditional, therapeutic craft that many cultures practice. For the One Billion Stars movement, star weaving is a powerful metaphor that helps us understand that we are all connected. Star weaving reminds us how the impact of violence, whether it’s racism, violence against girls and women or on the earth, hurts all of us.
We want to be part of the solution and we embrace the knowledge and wisdom from our ancient weaving cultures. We care about our heritage and cultures and ancient ways of being in community with each other over food, craft and healthy relationships.
As a Pacific Island / Pasifika woman, weaving helps me connect to the stories of my ancestors and their voyages across the moana / deep oceans. When we star weave with others, we remember our courage and creativity to navigate complexity, trauma and hope.
STAR WEAVING KITS, EDUCATION & WOVEN STAR INSTALLATIONS.
Building community connections and creating a safe sense of belonging is the heart of our star weaving movement. Every time a person weaves a star, they are making a small but active stance against violence. Weaving stars helps us to feel less alone, less overwhelmed by the enormity of violence and more confident to face the next step.
We feel privileged to hear the stories of our star weavers, weaving stars for social movements important to them, like climate change awareness, including LGTBQI plus voices, Indigenous and First Nations culture, Refugees and Asylum seeker stories and Black Lives Matters.
Our hope is that if we all practise kindness and compassion in our personal relationships, our workplaces and neighbourhoods, we can create a more accepting and safe world for everyone.
We believe that working together is key to creating lasting deep change, which is why One Billion Stars is looking to work with organisations that can help address broader issues of health and wellbeing, community partnerships and resilience. A great resource for action is the the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.