We spent some time shopping for new chairs, but found nothing that we liked. Most are too grand for our kitchen or don't match the table which we don't want to change.
We also looked for chair weavers to repair the seats, but there were no takers.
Actually, I've a partiality for these chairs because they've always reminded me of one of my favourite paintings.
So I went to YouTube for chair weaving lessons; found one that seemed to do the trick and took the plunge and ordered the materials.
I couldn't find ozzie suppliers and had to get some sent from the US.
Here is one of 4 spools of rush I ordered.
How hard can it be? (Famous last words)