Welcome to One Billion Stars to End Violence

Join the Star Weaving movement in Austin, Texas

Join a star weaving workshop in Austin, Texas
Thousands of hand woven stars for
One Million Stars to End Violence in Texas.
On display til end of December at Ten Thousand Villages Austin.

Join star weavers in Austin, Texas. See a list of star weaving workshops below and weave a star in Texas today!

Our Star weaving community is growing human centred connections. As we weave our way towards One Billion Stars, we also marvel at the stories of those who join our movement to weave stars for safety and dignity for everyone.

Star Weavers in Austin, Texas are weaving together people and stories and it’s incredible to see.

Star weaving in Austin is being led by Melissa Knight of Batik by Design, who I met through a dear friend Joc Curran. Joc made the beautiful star words for Laneway Festival.

Melissa and her team of keen volunteers are bringing people together online and now in person, to weave stars as symbols of light, courage and solidarity to end all forms of violence.

Recently, Melissa and I caught up with Mike Lee for an interview on KUT Arts Eclectic.

Listen to our radio interview with KUT Arts Eclectic:

‘The gift of this project’: One Million Stars Texas is part of a global crafting movement against violence:

It was really special to share space with Melissa and chat about what the stars mean to us and how Austin communities can get involved.

The Star Tree, covered in hundreds of woven stars. Made by local communities in Austin, Texas. On display til the end of December at Austin Public Library.

Melissa has some more star weaving workshops lined up over the next weeks in Austin. You must check out their incredible Holiday Tree at Austin Public Library and their community star installation at Ten Thousand Villages Austin. Both star installations are on display through the end of the year. Visit onemillionstarstexas.net for more info and upcoming star weaving workshops.

We’ve got some listed below. Make sure you tag us at @weave_onebillionstars and @onemillionstarstexas #onebillionstars for permission to repost your pictures of your stars.

Happy Star weaving Austin and Texas communities!

Join a star weaving workshop in Austin, Texas.

Star Weaving Events at Austin Public Library – Central – 710 W. César Chávez St

Tuesday, December 14th, 1pm – 3pm – Star Weaving Demonstrations – Central Library, star weaving by the Holiday Tree. Drop in, learn about One Million Stars Texas & One Billion Stars. Learn to weave an 8 pointed star. Write a wish on your star to add to the tree “Wish upon a Star

Thursday, December 16th, Star Weaving Workshop – 12pm – 2pm – Register here – Central Library, Gallery. Write a wish on your star to add to the tree “Wish upon a Star

The Holiday Tree will be on display through December, 2021

Star weavers at Austin Public Library. Join a star weaving workshop www.onemillionstarstexas.net
Star weavers at Austin Public Library.

Ten Thousand Villages Austin – 4803 Burnet Road

The Community Star Installation at Ten Thousand Villages will be on display through December, 2021

Monthly Star Weaving Workshops at Austin Creative Reuse – 2005 Wheless Ln

Join a star star weaving workshop at Austin Creative Reuse

Star weaving workshops are held at ACR on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

More info: www.onemillionstarstexas.net/workshops

Nonprofit Fair – Bowie High School – 4103 W Slaughter Ln

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan 17, 2022, 9am-12pm.

Star Weaving Demonstrations – Learn about One Billion Stars (launched on MLK Day, 2021) & One Million Stars Texas. Learn to weave an 8 pointed star.

Anyone is welcome to join us to star weave and run star weaving workshops. Contact us to help you get started.

Photo Credit:

Holiday Tree at Austin Public Library Central

Star Tree 1 – 4 – Photo Credit: Austin Public Library

Star Installation at Ten Thousand Villages Austin

Stars at TTV – Photo Credit: Lyndi Thomas

TTV – Photo Credit Amy Lloyd