The 8 pointed star is an Indigenous and South Pacific Island weaving craft, with variations in Samoa, the Torres Strait Islands and Sweden. Many cultures practice this beautiful weaving craft. Star weaving is a medium to advanced weaving technique that can take up to 10 minutes to complete. Some of star weavers can weave 10 stars in one hour!
Known to be a therapeutic activity that encourages calm, conversations and improves mental health, star weaving has also enabled diverse communities to create more meaningful outreach and local relationships. 230 communities around the world have woven and delivered stars to help create installations in Ipoh Malaysia, Samoa, Kilkenny Ireland and a magnificent installation of One Million Stars in King George Square Brisbane as part of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
We want to support the long term and complex work that needs to happen for change. One Million Stars was the beginning, One Billion Stars is the next exciting journey.
In 2012, the goal was to weave One Million Stars to End Violence with people around the world who believe that there is more goodness and hope in the world and who are committed to taking action, even if it’s small steps. In partnership with the Queensland Government, we reached that amazing goal in 2018. One Billion Stars was created to carry on this mission.
It’s going to take all of us, billions of us, to create deep, lasting transformation where violence against women, racism and irreversible damage to our natural environment is no longer acceptable. Get Started and Weave with Us today!