Use a multimeter to test a variety of conductive thread and conductive fabric for continuity and resistance. Silverell, Spun Stainless Steel, Urbanstein, Copper Tape, LessEMF Taffeta and Bekaert products are tested for use in wearable computing prototypes.
Lady Ada Tutorial on Continuity http://bit.ly/xxkQLm
Lady Ada Tutorial on Resistance http://bit.ly/yPnOgd
PDF of my conductive thread test results and manufacture links
Selecting the correct thread for your wearable computing, fashion tech and eTextile projects is easy if you know the resistance.
view y how-to sew eTextiles series: http://bit.ly/ylhYd2
More information can be found on my website: http://lbruning.com