Here’s a very clever tip from Donna in Florida.

Heather, I have tatted for 25 years and teach shuttle and needle tatting. A lady e-mailed me to mend her Grandmothers very long and wide tatted tablecloth. After tatting for a long time, my left pointer finger
became very sore. I took a piece of satin material 2 1/2 by 1 1/8 and sewed the ends together to fit over my left pointer finger. This helped so much. Then I took a pen and put two lines on the satin to make my picots. The marks
were so handy to make perfect picots. Please add this tatting tip to your comments. Donna