The Star

Many cultures weave this 8 pointed star, including Samoa, Aotearoa New Zealand, Germany, Denmark and Malaysia. The technique taught for the One Million Stars project comes from a few master weavers, including Nino Sabatino (Waiben Island Torres Strait Islands) and my mother. This is also the technique my mama used to make stars, when growing up in Samoa.

Watch the tutorial above and pass it on.


Share your star weaving photos on social media using the hashtags

#starweaver #onemillionstars #endviolencetogether.


Remember to tag us at @onemillionstarstoendviolence so we can celebrate your star weaving journey!



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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.

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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