Claudia Zini is a crochet artist and designer living in Rome.
Known for her crocheted anatomical human organs, she creates sculptures in wool and yarn, which have been featured online and in print. She has exhibited in the United States and Italy and her art pieces are collected worldwide.
Her crochet adventure started casually, while searching for craft online, when she found out a blog about amigurumi, the japan word which literally means "crocheted stuffed toy". Immediately attracted by the versatility of crochet, she began turning simple balls of yarn into everything, taking inspiration from everyday life.
Due to her love for crocheting, Claudia chose the name "Momou", which is the union of the two words "Mon Amour".
In 2012 she discovered the yarn bombing, a type of street art made using colorful yarn, and took part to several graffiti knitting events in Italy and the United States, like the yarn bombing of the ancient port of Genova and of the Prati area in Rome, the decoration of the Craft and Folk Art Museum facade in Los Angeles and the LA art museum "Put a ring on it" project, for which she designed her "Yarn Bombed Colosseum".
The great interest for the yarn bombing movement has pushed Momou to make also some personal installations around the Eternal City.
Today, Momou's goal is to crochet everything, from human organs to home decor and wearable stuff.