UNDERSTAND

Before you embark on your star weaving journey, we encourage you to read:

This will help you to understand what the One Million Stars project is about and why it continues today.

Star weaving is a traditional Pasifika weaving technique that is therapeutic, meditative and often healing and calming.

When the stars are displayed, they are a beautiful visual reminder that ending violence is everyones business and that when we work together, we can achieve extraordinary things.

"Weave a star, start a conversation."

Please forward any questions about the project to Maryann at weave@onemillionstars.net

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a space to disclose personal trauma or experiences of life threatening violence. We advise that people seek professional help. 

The goal of star weaving is to share it with others to raise awareness, build community connections and continue safe and respectful conversations.

Some star weaving organisers have invited local support groups and professionals who work in DV, suicide and racism. Star weaving is a wonderful way to connect local needs to help and services in your area.

Watch the 8 pointed star weaving tutorial, gather your materials and have a practise.

The star weave takes about 5 - 10 minutes and is a medium level weaving skill level. The more practise you have, the easier it will become.

Many star weavers have found that when you start teaching others, it becomes embedded in your muscle memory.

You can use tear/florist ribbon. In Australia, we purchase our materials online through

https://www.giftpackaging.com.au/c/ribbons/tear-ribbon-30mm/1408. 

You can also cut strips of paper and repurpose many materials including newspaper, wrapping paper or native grasses that have a wide flat leaf. As long as the lengths and widths of your 4 strands are the same, you can weave a star! 

For more instructions, download a one page instructional on how to weave an 8 pointed star here.

PREPARE

The One Million Stars project encourages people to weave stars as an individual or as a group. This weaving action helps us to remember that we need to have regular, sustained, creative and respectful conversations and actions to address violence in our local communities.

 

If you want to share the story of this project and invite your local or national communities to participate, you have a few options:

 

1) After you've mastered the star weave, reach out to your community with a link to the One Million Stars website, and host a one off star weaving workshop using the tutorial.

 

Your community / friends can keep weaving independently and they can share it forward with others and so on.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a space to disclose personal trauma or experiences of life threatening violence. We advise that people seek professional help. 

The goal of star weaving is to share it with others to raise awareness, build community connections and continue safe and respectful conversations.

Some star weaving organisers have invited local support groups and professionals who work in DV, suicide and racism. Star weaving is a wonderful way to connect local needs to help and services in your area.

 

FOLLOW & SHARE

We love to know what our star weaving communities are up to and how they are progressing in their star weaving journey.

We encourage you to share, with permission, some of your star weaving pics and/or stories with us.

Please tag us on facebook and instagram @onemillionstarstoendviolence and use the hashtags #starweaver #onemillionstars so that we can follow, support and celebrate your star weaving adventures.

If you're not on social media, you can email us at weave@onemillionstars.net with your star weaving community short story and photos and we can share it via our platforms if you choose.

We will also add you to our star weaving community map and database.

If you're feeling ready to get involved and you'd like to discuss a few more things, you can email Maryann at weave@onemillionstars.net and organise a zoom or online meeting to get things going. 

Remember, this project is designed to be simple, inclusive and gentle. Powerful change happens when we take small, regular steps.

Happy star weaving!

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The One Million Stars project acknowledges the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands and waters where we weave, live and play. We give our respect to elders past, present and emerging.

 

THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 2018 One Million Stars installation a reality. We did it! And it was BEAUTIFUL & POWERFUL!

The One Million Stars to End Violence project continues and is an ongoing international weaving movement created in 2012 by Pasifika weaving artist and entrepreneur, Maryann Talia Pau.

We understand this project has had a powerful impact for some people. For emotional and physical support, please speak with someone you trust or seek professional advice. You are important!

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