Assembling Your Kit
Check with your instructor first
Please DO NOT TOUCH the samples if your kit and DO NOT WRITE on the
mounting pages in the binder until you receive complete directions from your
instructor regarding the assembly of your kit.
Watch the how-to video
Watch this short video which provides an overview of how to assemble your
Eco Edition (green binder) video
Eco+ Edition (natural binder) video
Or read the video script here:
Eco Edition (green binder) script
Eco+ Edition (natural binder) script
Use the written instructions in the front of your kit
Complete written instructions for assembling your kit appear on page 2 of
the printed index (in the binder). If your instructor allows you to choose
your own method of assembly, our experience leads us to suggest the procedure
described there for the best results.
Consult the Virtual Lab Assistant on The Textile Kit Online
Use the key code on the small card in the front of your binder to
register for access to The Textile Kit Online. The Virtual Lab Assistant is a presentation on The Textile Kit
Online showing a
completed kit, filled out and with the samples mounted. Although your
samples may not match the ones in the Virtual Lab Assistant exactly, most
users find this resource very helpful for double checking the process as
they go along. The Virtual Lab Assistant also provides a brief audio
description of each sample, a magnified view of each sample, and more
examples of samples to show other ways they may look, all of which can help
you determine if your kit is going together as it should. Please note your sample may differ in color, style, or print from any of the samples shown in the Virtual Lab Assistant, but many of the samples will be the same or similar enough to be helpful to you.
The Eco Edition also includes expanded commentary about each sample, in both
text and audio formats.
Use the key code on the card in the front of your kit binder or
sample bag to
www.thetextilekit.com/register. If you are having trouble registering ,
Know what's on The Textile Kit Online
Visit The Textile Kit Online
after following instructions on the key code card in the front of your binder to
set up access. The first
page contains links to multiple options.
Click on the button of your choice to open the associated page.
- We suggest you listen to the audio file on the first screen for an overview of the contents.
The slides introducing each of the three main sections also contain audio file overviews. Test an audio file to
make sure your speaker system is working and is adjusted to the proper volume.
The Virtual Lab Assistant button on the first page leads to instructions and examples helpful in assembling your textile kit
(see above section).
The SRQs and LABs button takes you to a page where you can access all Study and
Review Questions and Table-Top Labs, in both PDF format and Microsoft Word
format. PDF files can be printed and then filled out by hand. In Word, the SRQs
and LABs can be filled out by computer and then printed out (or e-mailed
directly to your instructor).
- The Other Resources button include links to PDFs of The Textile Kit
mounting pages in case you need extras, a cross-referenced index, and direct
links to magnified views, commentary, and more examples of samples in the kit. A
link to the new video "How to Use the Clickable Index" is found here. Links to
technical support, e-mail help, references, and other helpful links are also provided.