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The One Million Stars installation may be done, but communities and individuals around the world continue to weave stars because they help us to feel like we belong, that we have a shared purpose and they inspire us to do more. 


NEW: Thank you to everyone who wove stars for the Gold Coast Mosque Christchurch Memorial installation Sunday 15 March.,

Happy Star weaving! For public health and safety, we have postponed the installation. We will share details on our social media and here for news.


Weave stars out of paper, old magazines, tear/florist ribbon, natural fibres etc. 


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The Star


Many cultures weave this beautiful 8 pointed star. When I worked out how to weave the star through trial and error, I realised it is only a few more folds from weaving a fish, which I learnt growing up in Auckland. The technique I now teach in my workshops, comes from a few awesome people, including Master weaver Nino and my Mama. I met Nino (Mr Sabatino) at Selling Yarns in 2009, an Indigenous weaving conference in Canberra. Nino is from Waiben (Thursday) Island in the Torres Strait. We did a star weaving exchange and both agreed that his way was super cool, and easier than my way! This is also the technique my mama used to make stars, when growing up in Samoa.




The One Million Stars project acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands and waters of Australia and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.



Thank you everyone who has helped to make the 2018 One Million Stars installation a reality. We did it! And it was BEAUTIFUL and POWERFUL! Read more about the installation all the incredible partners and support involved.


The One Million Stars to End Violence is an international weaving project created by Maryann Talia Pau in 2012. 

The installation may be complete, but you are welcome to continue weaving stars if it brings you joy and your communities together. YES!

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

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