More links to free patterns — this page includes embroidery, blackwork, hardanger and anything else that you can do with needle and thread but (to me) is not cross stitch or needlepoint.
Annie Beez Folk Art – stitchery
Berlin Embroidery – embroidery tips
Blackwork Journey – blackwork (nice ornament size charts plus)
Creative Poppy – finishing techinques
Loopylou Designs – hardanger
Mary Corbet’s Needle & Thread – embroidery techniques