Weaving One Billion Stars

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

One Billion Stars

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One Billion Stars – Inspiring communities to weave stars for joy, courage, and violence free communities.

The One Billion Stars project uses star weaving to help strengthen community connections and improve mental health for resilient, violence free communities. Weaving an 8 pointed star is a traditional craft used by many cultures, including Pacific Island, Māori and Indigenous Australian cultures. One Billion Stars (formerly the One Million Stars to End Violence project) was created by Samoan-Australian weaving artist, Maryann Talia Pau, in 2012. Maryann invites people around the world to help weave one billion stars by 2032.


Please email us to:

– Book a star weaving workshop with your school or workplace.

– Order larger star weaving kits.

– Enquire about how to create your own woven star installation of 100 or one million stars.

We’d love to hear from you!


We understand this project has had a powerful impact for some people. If you feel the need for more emotional or physical support, please speak with someone you trust or seek professional help.

For emergencies, please call your national helpline number. In Australia call 000