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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 keep us talking and they inspire us to do more. So if you want to keep weaving these beautiful stars, please do so. I also encourage you to think responsibly about the materials you are using as well, recycle old magazines and gift wrapping paper, please consider the life of the stars after you've woven them so that they don't end up in landfill. I won't be collecting any stars, but do consider contacting local schools, kindergartens, retirement villages, hospitals etc if you wish to donate your stars for installation at local charities or organisations.
I'll continue to share stories of individuals and communities who are still star weaving on our social media channels. If you'd like a shout out or would like others to participate in your star weaving adventures, then contact me at so that I can share it with our star weave community.
Any future projects and plans for One Million Stars will be announced here and on our social media platforms, so stay tuned! Happy Star weaving.
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.
Learn to weave a star
Weave stars out of paper, old magazines, tear/florist ribbon, what ever materials you have access to.
Watch our tutorial video