We’re kicking off our weekly weaving tutorials with our beloved 8 pointed star weave.
This technique is practised by hundreds of communities across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, USA, Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawai’i, England, Ireland, Scotland, Kenya, Malaysia, Guam, Japan, Barbados and Samoa for the One Billion Stars project.
Formerly called the One Million Stars to End Violence project (2012), One Billion Stars by 2032 is the new goal.
The goal is to bring as many people together to weave a star and focus on building relationships and communities that ensure the safety and dignity of all its citizens.
“Weave a Star. Start a Conversation.” This has been our motto for many years and it continues to appeal to communities who are hungry to break down divisive barriers and create change.
The power of this 8 pointed star is that is a symbol of hope and solidarity to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism.
Star weaving is also a gentle form of activism, allowing people of all ages and cultures to share a common vision and to actively partake in making, crafting and weaving an 8 pointed star.
Over 200 communities pledged to weave 10,000 stars as a Star Weaving Community.
This incredible community in Ballarat Victoria Australia smashed their goal and wove over 40,000 stars. Their star weavers included schools, health and family support professionals, local police and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities.
Anyone can learn to weave a star and anyone can weave. You can learn more about the One Billion Stars Project by visiting www.onebillionstars.net