World Star Weaving Day


We’re thrilled to be holding a series of free star-weaving workshops to launch One Billion Stars' World Star Weaving Day at The Big Design Market.

Visitors are invited to join us and learn how to weave a beautiful 8-pointed star in a workshop led by Maryann Talia Pau, renowned Samoan-Australian artist and weaver, to help One Billion Stars achieve their goal to weave one billion stars by 2032.

Formerly One Million Stars to End Violence, the One Billion Stars project was founded in Melbourne in 2012 in response to the rape and murder of local woman Jill Meagher. The ongoing mission of One Billion Stars is to nurture global conversations on how to end all forms of violence, including violence against women, bullying and racism, using the joy and healing power of weaving. Each woven star is a symbol of light, courage and solidarity.

The project's first installation was launched at The Big Design Market in 2013, featuring 10,000 handwoven stars. Maryann Talia Pau has since hosted star weaving workshops around the world, including establishing 100 ‘weave communities’ to make and collect stars for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games' One Million Stars installation, touring several Commonwealth Games nations over nine months to create more than one million stars for the project.

Friday 2 December 2022 is the official launch of World Star Weaving day and the new goal to weave one billion stars by 2032. Come along to The Big Design Market on 2-4 December 2022 and be part of this amazing project!

Visitors to The Big Design Market can attend a star weaving session at no additional cost.
Entry to The Big Design Market costs $6 for adults and is free for kids 12 years and under.